“Over the Moon” – It’s sort of a myth. After the very excellent Klaus last year, I was hoping for a good follow up from Netflix in Over the Moon. By the end of the film, I found myself explaining to my son what is a MacGuffin and why the plot’s urgency makes no sense […]
Film TitleOver The Moon
An animated musical about the first pre-pubescent female astronaut.
Ruthie Ann Miles
Will Farrell with a magic wand and a pink dress
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Oh no. Uh oh. I haven’t even asked a question yet. Was it a bad movie? Yes. Don’t watch it people. Don’t watch it. We didn’t even finish the movie. You didn’t even finish the movie? What was so bad about it? First thing is it didn’t have a villain. Second thing is it doesn’t […]
An animated out of the body experience for a musician who has lost his way
DirectorPete Doctor, Kemp Powers
When I play baseball, there are times when I am in such a great groove pitching that everything seems to slow down, background noise and visuals disappear, and playing the game becomes easy. In For Love of the Game, pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) calls it clearing the mechanism. Others describe it as being “in […]
Film TitleCome Away
Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination
Jordon A. Nash
Titles are one of the most important aspects of a film. In one, two, or a handful of words, a title has to tell us what the movie is about, be intriguing enough to convince us to spend money to watch the film, be memorable, and not be so long as to have diarrhea of […]
Film TitleCome Play
A boy and his screen.
John Gallagher Jr.
There’s an app for everything. Parenting during the pandemic has been quite a challenge. All of the things that are important for children – attending school, being around other kids their age, spreading their time across multiple activities, not being around parents 24/7 – have been completely disrupted. Among those things is limiting screen-time, an […]
Film TitleThe Doorman
A woman returns from combat to have to fight a gang of thieves who want her stuff. Trickle down economy ensues.
Some other folks
“The Doorman” – A poor man’s, poor man’s Die Hard. As we continue to go without any major movie releases (with the exception of Tenet), there is still a small trickle of low-budget films being released to video on-demand (VOD). Typically, these movies tend to fall into the category of really shitty sequels to films […]
Film TitleO Brother, Where Art Thou?
Three escaped cons search for buried treasure in The Deep South
DirectorJoel & Ethan Coen
Tim Blake Nelson
“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” – The second best Odyssey ever. My editor tasked us with reviewing the Coen Brothers’ films and, since I’d rather read Twilight novels than sit through almost their entire filmography, I volunteered to re-watch O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the one film of theirs worth watching more than once. Yeah, […]
A woman is enslaved on a plantation in a scenario that none of us would really be surprised to find out was true.
DirectorGerard Bush, Christopher Renz
It takes a village. As we continue to face and confront the reality that racism is still deeply ingrained in American society and culture, we continue to uncover more and more evidence that maybe the Civil War never really ended. Yes, slavery was technically outlawed as a result of the Civil War, but that did […]
Film TitleThe Burnt Orange Heresy
When art critics imitate life.
Can’t quite put my finger on it. I am sure you have heard this quote: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” – George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman. Up until five minutes ago, I knew nothing about Shaw, nor that he was the scribe behind that idiom. Now I know Shaw wrote that […]
Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton.
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Leslie Odom Jr.
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Hardcore history. Raise your hand if you know more about Alexander Hamilton than 1) his face is on the ten dollar bill, 2) he created the United States’ central banking system, and 3) was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr. If your hand is up, go try out for Jeopardy! If your hand is […]