2018 – The Year of The Movie!
For Christmas this year, my lovely wife gave me a MoviePass card. I can see a movie every day! Due to “having a life” circumstances, I will be unable to go to the movies daily. I am going to see a LOT – for at least as long as the pass holds up. Just to make things interesting, I thought I would write a short review for each. Who hasn’t fantasized about being a movie critic at some point in their life? Oh, and speaking of critics, let’s address that too. For years I have used the FLIXSTER app just to see the aggregated critic and user ratings from Rotten Tomatoes before deciding to spend my time and money on a film. I never read a review prior to watching, but often I read a few after to see what the justifications are. Sometimes I agree with the critics, sometime I lean towards the users. Let’s see how this plays out.
My All-Time Favorite Films are:
All my reviews are below (click on the picture to read):
Unlike most of my other reviews, this one contains spoilers for the book and movie. I’m pretty angry and I need to crap out some examples. This movie is extremely difficult to be objective about. I might give it a higher rating if I had not read and loved the book.read more
Scott’s selection for the 90th Academy Awards Best Picture is:read more
My Rating: Teen angst. It's been done a million times. No, really, probably more than a million. From every Disney and Nickelodeon television show ever created, to all 50 years of Hollywood's productions I've been around for. Some are more...read more
The Shape of Water has what I would dearly like to see more of from Hollywood: It has creative originality that isn’t afraid to punch your right in the face with its humor and bold handling of the human condition. I have to say, I think Michael Shannon absolutely steals the movie.read more
Darkest Hour was the antithesis of Dunkirk. All character. All acting and story and about a man of deep character going through a transformation. After leaving the theater, having written the Dunkirk review just the day before, I had the great “if only” fantasy. If only I could take both films, mash them together, and edit the crap out of them – wow, what a movie that would be.read more
I can understand why Dunkirk is nominated for best picture. It captures the mood and feel of a desperate situation in history as well as any movie ever has. The movie is fraught with tension and, I assume, is accurate enough, because with my knowledge of the war I was able to suspend my disbelief without conscious effort. There are two aspects that prevent me from saying it is great…read more
With all this accolade for the acting in the film, why such a low rating for a best picture nominee? I was entertained. I laughed at the jokes. I admired the characters and how they were played. It is because I walked out of the theater with three things really bothering me…read more
Get Out is a slow cooked meal. It take’s some time to get things right, and then everything falls apart into surprisingly delicious pieces. What begins as…read more
The nominations for Best Picture are out! I I will watch and review every movie nominated, and then post my pick on the blog prior to the Academy Awards. Let’s see how I do.read more
I admit, I had no idea who Molly Bloom is, anything about her story, or that she’d written a book that this movie was based on. My bad for not doing my homework…read more