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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10th Year Anniversary: Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi's powerful autobiography Persepolis is a lot of things. It is a unique history of the monumental political shifts that happened in Iran between the 1970s and 1990s. It is a powerful statement against the opponents of free speech and expression. It gives fascinating insight into the specific dangers that women face in both liberated …

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