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+”
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-“
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”
Deadly assassin, mission gone wrong…needs to fight for her survival… with John Malkovich being very Malkovichy. Not a great one but not a total waste of time to stream while cooking or checking your Instagram feed.
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+”
Other than Denzel Washington’s performance there is not much else going on here. It wants to be a serious deep thinking-man’s thriller. It comes off as a wannabee Seven slog of a movie.
Silly, stupid and fun. Lots of familiar gags and faces but that is the point of a reboot I guess and we are constantly reminded of that. I like Kevin Smith and good to see him working in this universe again.
Another very good entry from the Pixar folks. It works on several levels, fun and entertaining as it tackles questions about mortality and the meaning of life.