Austin Butler stars in Elvis as the magnetic King himself in this new film from Director Baz Luhrmann. Luhrmann pulls us in with the flashy metallic glitz and flashy editing we remember from Moulin Rouge. It’s this style along with the mash up of old and new music – both from Elvis and modern rapContinue reading “ELVIS”

Jurassic World Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion is so hilariously bad, it’s good. This is the last movie in the Jurassic World Trilogy – which attempts to form some closure with what happens when the dinosaurs live in the wild. It brings with it a sense of nostalgia with characters from the original Jurassic Park. And ultimately shines lightContinue reading “Jurassic World Dominion”

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Joaquin Phoenix brings us the story of cartoonist John Callahan, a quadriplegic alcoholic with a challenging yet humorous take on life. Based on a true story, John opens the film by sharing his story on a stage: I know three things about my real mother. She was Irish American. She had red hair. And, sheContinue reading “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

Top Gun: Maverick

Nearly everyone I know has seen Top Gun: Maverick already, or at least has plans to. Even the kids who didn’t see the original Top Gun are here for it. So I can’t waste too much time talking about how great of a movie experience it is – because you probably already know. Predictable? Sure.Continue reading “Top Gun: Maverick”

Dr. Strange in The Multiverse of Madness

Why is the multiverse so dang complicated? I’m late talking about this, but feel compelled to mention Dr. Strange. I thought it was good, not great. Haunting, not heroic. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, but I missed the Marvel-ness of it. Visually Dr. Strange is quite interesting. There are weird, chaotic and creativeContinue reading “Dr. Strange in The Multiverse of Madness”

The Northman

The Northman is a whole mess of a story to talk about. And let me preface this by saying I’m obviously not the target for this film. But I saw it, and I felt things. The movie starts out with a King (Ethan Hawke) returning home to his wife (Nicole Kidman) and young Prince AmlethContinue reading “The Northman”

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nick Cage is a Massive Talent. So much so, that Super-fan Javi (Pedro Pascal) offers him one million dollars for an appearance at a birthday party. Of course, that sounds beneath him, until Cage finds himself in need of cash after his latest failed audition. He takes the offer and majestically jumps into the middleContinue reading “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once – that feeling when everything is happening to you all at the same time? When everything is so out of our control we feel almost like victims. Maybe we attribute it to a celestial occasion – a moon wobble or Mercury Retrograde, to try and explain it. But could itContinue reading “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

C’mon C’mon

C’mon C’mon brings Uncle Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his nephew Jesse (Woody Norman) together to explore family connections and the ways we interpret the world around us. It’s beautifully shot in black and white by director Mike Mills, providing an intimate but casual backdrop to a heartfelt and emotional script. Johnny is a radio journalistContinue reading “C’mon C’mon”

2022 Best Picture Nominees

It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to see all of the Best Picture Nominees prior to the Oscars. I was able to do it this year – but I am still missing some of the other categories. The two questions I always have is: Who do I want to win? and Who doContinue reading “2022 Best Picture Nominees”