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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Directed by Women: A Round-Up (November 2017)

It is no secret that movies directed by women are few and far between. Part of the fanfare surrounding Patty Jenkins directing Wonder Woman earlier this year was the simply pathetic fact that it had been so long since a woman was handed the realms of a blockbuster. Additionally even though we've had close to a hundred superhero movies, …

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Thor: Ragnarok (Big Screen Review)

Thor: Ragnarok could have gone in one of two directions. It could have either decided to act as a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) expansion machine (like Captain America: Civil War) as it tried to connect all the loose threads to set up next May's enormous Avengers: Infinity War. Or it could function as a proper conclusion to the …

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