I used to write these New Year’s Speeches every year, and I really enjoyed doing so. I sort of stopped doing it last year, but I’ve tried to find a way to comment on all of the things that happened this year. I came up with this post, in which I want to talk about the entire year briefly. Film, television, and politics. Good and bad. Hope and dread. So if you don’t want anything political with your movie news, speculation, or discussion, then this isn’t the post for you. (more…)
When you watch the high number shows of that people who review television do, you get a ton of surprises, but you’re also often reminded of the greatness of a show that you may have underestimated in the past. This year shows like Westworld, The Night Of, and Stranger Things really surprised me. Whereas I was reminded how great BoJack Horseman and House of Cards can be. (more…)
The following is a review of Florence Foster Jenkins – Directed by Stephen Frears.
Florence Foster Jenkins tells the true story of the American socialite who, in the 1940s, dreamed of becoming an opera singer who could perform at the greatest concert venues in the world. Unfortunately, Foster Jenkins (played by Meryl Streep) didn’t have a good singing voice, but her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (played by Hugh Grant), loved her too much to tell her. (more…)
The following is a review of How to be Single – Directed by Christian Ditter.
How to be Single tries to tell multiple stories about single life from the perspectives of three women. Alice (played by Dakota Johnson) who struggles with her new status as a single woman after breaking up with her boyfriend. Alice’s wild co-worker Robin (played by Rebel Wilson). And, finally, Meg (played by Leslie Mann) – an OB/GYN – who is happy being alone, until she one day falls in love with the idea of having a baby. (more…)
The following is a quick review of The Infiltrator – Directed by Brad Furman.
The Infiltrator tells the story of how Robert Mazur helped bust Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering organization. In the film Mazur (played by Bryan Cranston) goes undercover as ‘Bob Musella’ with his partner, Emir (played by John Leguizamo), and a rookie undercover agent, Kathy (played by Diane Kruger). (more…)
2016 is almost over, and I really can’t believe it. It feels like the summer movie season just ended, but here we are at the end of the year. That also means that we need to start looking forward to some of the films that are released next year. I, obviously, don’t know if any or all of these will be good, or even great, but with this list I’m trying to point out which films I’m super excited for. (more…)
When I saw Rogue One, I expected that it would be the subject of the twenty-fifth Dagobah Day. Then, a couple of days ago, Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack during a flight. I had hoped and prayed that she would survive it, but I’ve just learned that our Princess has passed away. (more…)