Josie and the Pussycats (2001 Film)

Either you get Josie and the Pussycats or you don’t. In 2001, a lot of people didn’t. Some seem to think it’s the precise thing it’s taking shots at. Eighteen years on and sentiment is that it’s a fun, clever film. Maybe even a misunderstood gem. Josie and the Pussycats is the origin story of […]

Aquaman

Aquaman just passed the one billion dollar mark at the box office and I’d like to think the extra few bucks I paid for IMAX pushed it over the top. You may wonder why Aquaman is in the billion dollar club when so many “better” superhero movies aren’t. Who’s to say? What you can say […]

Speed Racer (2008 Film)

Speed Racer was a critical and box office failure in 2008. In the decade since, it’s become a bit of a cult classic. Some even go so far as to call it the Wachowskis’ underappreciated masterpiece. At the time, I was excited for Speed Racer, but I let the poor reviews talk me out of […]

Vice

Vice is called Vice because Dick was taken. If you didn’t like The Big Short, odds are you won’t care for Vice. Adam McKay uses a similar storytelling device this time around, then layers on a nonlinear structure, and a narrator (Jesse Plemons). I like both films, but prefer The Big Short because of subject […]

The Favourite

Everything you have heard about The Favourite is true, except the things that aren’t. It’s not overrated. It’s rated fairly by everyone but those who claim it to be overrated. Those people are wrong. One true thing is that director Yorgos Lanthimos and cinematographer Robbie Ryan got their rental fee’s worth out of the fisheye […]

Barry Lyndon (Criterion Collection)

The debate surrounding Barry Lyndon can be summed up thusly: “It’s boring!” “No it isn’t!” That’s about it. It’s like a Monty Python sketch, minus the comedy or absurdity. You could say the argument is as boring as the film. Or not. Proponents always bring up the “Stanley Kubrick is a genius” thing. He insisted […]