Comfortable and Furious

Author: Matthew MacDonald

  • Nyad

    Nyad

    Category (ies):
    ,

    Tag(s):

    Author:

    “Do you know how exhausting you can be as a friend?” These words drop, with bruised affection, from the mouth of athletic legend Diana Nyad’s best friend and confidante-cum-coach Bonnie Stoll, in the third act break of Netflix Studios’ 2023 biopic, Nyad. Even if you have never felt like saying this to someone, or if…

    Read more: Nyad
  • The Killer (2023)

    The Killer (2023)

    Category (ies):
    ,

    Tag(s):

    Author:

    Subtlety in cinema has been on the chopping block for a while now. A deft edit, small asides from characters, the shot of hands that tells the audience more than half a page of dialogue ever could. These things are currently endangered by overly chatty characters, info-dump exposition, and tedious worldbuilding palaver. Not so in…

    Read more: The Killer (2023)
  • Barbie (2023)

    Barbie (2023)

    Category (ies):
    , , ,

    Tag(s):

    Author:

    Full disclosure: I love Greta Gerwig. Lady Bird makes me ugly-cryface with gratitude every time I watch it. Her version of Little Women was revelatory and infuriatingly perfect (a writer yet to sell a screenplay notes). She was and is the perfect choice for the project, with longtime partner Noah Baumbach, most recently the architect…

    Read more: Barbie (2023)
  • The ABCs of Breakups

    The ABCs of Breakups

    Category (ies):
    , ,

    Tag(s):

    Author:

    Sex Memories: The only worthwhile wreckage from a dramatic split are those moments, etched in your gray matter, of tangled limbs, colliding…

    Read more: The ABCs of Breakups