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”

Drive My Car

I’ll admit I didn’t get through Drive My Car in one sitting. It’s a long, slow-burn movie, and you have to really pay attention to the subtitles. Can’t sit on the computer surfing while you’re watching this one. Hidetoshi Nishijima plays YĆ»suke Kafaku, a theater director who is still coping with his wife’s death andContinue reading “Drive My Car”

House of Gucci

So I go into this expecting that surely a story about the Gucci family will be captivating beyond the fashion and brand recognition of it all. Especially with this cast – I mean the family must have a fabulous creative history, right? And then the first party scene opens with beautiful costumes and a dazzlingContinue reading “House of Gucci”

Cyrano

I’m still hoping to see all of the nominated films prior to the Oscars, so I was excited that Cyrano (Costume Design Nominee) hit theaters this weekend. That famous original story of imposter syndrome carried through the ages with varying levels of interpretation. While I have read and seen other adaptations, somehow it escaped myContinue reading “Cyrano”

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley stars Bradley Cooper (Stan Carlisle) who is down on his luck and apparently running away from a sordid past (we watch him burn down a house). In true film noir spirit, any hope of a new future comes in the form of a carnival – a medley of trickery and illusion. Interestingly, StanContinue reading “Nightmare Alley”

The Worst Person in the World

This is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time, and it’s not just because it sent me to tears (honestly, that happens quite easily for me). The Worst Person in the World is the kind of movie that resonates for days after. There are scenes that develop more meaning after they soak inContinue reading “The Worst Person in the World”

The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar is based on the novel and bestselling memoir by JR Moehringer. It follows JR as he comes of age in the early seventies amongst his extended family in Long Island, NY. An absent father opens the door for an relationship with JR’s Uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck). Uncle Charlie owns the local wateringContinue reading “The Tender Bar”