Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin is a nasty little film. I am intentionally using the word “nasty” here and not throwing it around like our current president did when referring to former Secretary Clinton. The dictionary definition of nasty is: “highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating or behaving in an unpleasant or […]
It’s sorta like a female Risky Business, but not exactly.
Jimmy Kimmel is funny and articulate. He did a fine job hosting the Oscars telecast his second year in a row. He is a funny white man and knows how to seamlessly weave jokes and satire into heartfelt presentation. But Kimmel should not have hosted the 2018 Oscars telecast, which was a #TimesUp #MeToo and […]
And a reminder that serious women and men used to run this country.
In Allure, a woman with a tortured past finds a certain fascination with a 16-year old girl. That fascination becomes adoration, then obsession, and eventually, a hostage crisis. Wood’s work never shies from the intense places, and this one looks like it will be difficult. As always with Wood, I look forward to it. Follow The […]
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The first trailer for the Jennifer Lawrence’s sexy spy thriller Red Sparrow is here. Think: Black Widow’s origin story but with a bit of Le Femme Nikita for good measure. Red Sparrow is directed by Francis Lawrence, director of several Hunger Games movies, as well as a string of quite good, quite underrated films (Constantine, I Am Legend […]
In Stephen King’s work, the hiearchy of cruelty is as follows: 1: Bullies, 2: Parents, 3: Creatures of horror. Sometimes the top two will switch, depending on the character (Beverly’s father) or the story (The Body), but the third one never reaches the top. For King, it is always people who embody badness. Not necessary […]
On September 28, The Heights theater will be showing Dr. Strangelove, the first film in their fall program, The Stanley Kubrick Experience. Though never prolific–releasing only 16 films in a nearly fifty year career–Stanley Kubrick was nonetheless known as a meticulous filmmaker whose every picture–heck, every frame!–is a cinematic masterpiece. This obsessive filmmaker lived in near isolation […]
The reboot of Hellboy is in early development stages, and what we know so far is that the film will be directed by Neil Marshall, and will star David Harbour in the title role. We also know that Ed Skrein (of Deadpool), who was recently cast in the part of Major Daimio, will no longer be […]