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”

Don’t Look Up

An astronomer (Leonardo DiCaprio) and PhD candidate (Jennifer Lawrence) from Michigan State University discover a meteor is hurdling toward Earth. The planet has just over six months until total destruction. It’s not supposed to be funny, but director Adam McKay brings us a satirical look at our cultural subservience. Framed as a narrative on climateContinue reading “Don’t Look Up”