Into the Wild (Sean Penn – 2007) A-

I enjoyed this film quiet a bit. `I sympathized and could relate a bit to Chris McCandless, the subject of this movie. It stayed with me even if his actions were very extreme in abandoning all that he has on life after graduating from Emory and setting off on a nomadic life of sort hitchhiking,Continue reading “Into the Wild (Sean Penn – 2007) A-“

Judas and The Black Messiah (Shaka King – 2021) B+

Very well-made film about the Black Panther’s Chairman Fred Hampton and the FBI informant Bill O’Neil who played a key part in his assassination. Daniel Kaluuya delivers and amazing performance as Hampton and the movie plays like a thriller with excellent pace. It is good to learn a bit more about the Panthers as aContinue reading “Judas and The Black Messiah (Shaka King – 2021) B+”

Tenet (Christopher Nolan – 2020) A-

I saw this a few weeks back and will definitely be watching again, ideally in an IMAX theatre once and if that ever becomes possible. It is probably the most challenging Nolan film. It’s convoluted, ambitious and maybe it makes no sense yet I enjoyed it a lot. He takes his fascination with playing withContinue reading “Tenet (Christopher Nolan – 2020) A-“

The Dig (Simon Stone – 2021) A

A perfect sweet little British movie about digging in someone’s backyard for a buried treasure right around the start of World War I. It’s a story about doing something and doing it well since there is so much more to digging an ancient artifact besides just…digging. I loved the beautiful cinematography, nuanced subtle performances allContinue reading “The Dig (Simon Stone – 2021) A”

Confit de Porc

Confit has to be one of the most reward to effort ratio meat preparations that exist. Salt and season, cook gently in fat, store, reheat and eat. That’s it. In these cooler months it is a comforting, relaxing and delicious preparation. No, there is not that much more to it. Pork confit is what IContinue reading “Confit de Porc”

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan – 2020) B+

Harley Quinn is apparently dumped by the Joker and she’s fair game to all those who hold a grudge against her. That’s the premise of this good entry in the DC universe. Margot Robbie carries a lot of this film as Harley Quinn. Good supporting cast as well with Rosie Perez and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.Continue reading “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan – 2020) B+”