The Shape of Water (Big Screen Review)

In a lot of classic Hollywood monster movies, from King Kong to Dracula to The Mummy to The Creature From the Black Lagoon, there is always the implied threat that these monsters, as horrific as they are may have the power to seduce and steal our weak-willed women and that it is the role of our straight-laced men to …

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2017 Movie Round-Up Part 3 (Last Minute Cram Edition)

As the title of the post suggests, these were the last few movies I watched before I put together Version 2.0 of the "Best of 2017" list. I did watch a few more, but these were the movies that I felt warranted commenting on: COLUMBUS (2017) dir. Kogonada At one level Columbus is about two individuals randomly …

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Coco (Big Screen Review)

First things first: One should not take one's daughter to this movie on a daddy-daughter date without mentally preparing oneself for Pixar's penchant to deliver devastating emotional gut punches. Otherwise that same hypothetical person should also be prepared to give an explanation for why her daddy is a blubbering mess. Speaking entirely hypothetically and not …

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2017 Movies Catch-Up Rapid-Fire Part 2 (Increasingly Panicked Edition)

Even though I have given myself until after after the Oscars in March to put together my final Best of 2017 list (due to how hard it is for this amateur critic to actually catch up with all the contenders sans "For-Your-Consideration" screeners and press screenings) there is undeniably a peer-pressure inspired rush to the …

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Netflix Round-Up (December 2017) – The Meyerowitz Stories; Mudbound; Jim & Andy; Blame!; Voyeur

The purpose of this post is self-explanatory. I take a look at some of the Netflix originals on offer and review them. Unlike some of the more obscure fare that I sometimes indulge in, these movies are instantly available to anyone who has a subscription (or mooches of the accounts of parents and friends – …

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