EvilMonkeyToes

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Favorite films

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Amadeus
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Lion King

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  • Witch Madness

    ★★★½

  • American Fiction

    ★★★★

  • Bobi Wine: The People's President

    ★★★½

  • Penthouse Bois

    ★★★

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  • Witch Madness

    Witch Madness

    ★★★½

    This nine-minute short film can be watched here: Witch Madness

    The hand drawn animation in this short film is rudimentary but very good. It has a very human quality and feel to it. It seems that this piece is more trying to create a feeling or express the historic bias against women rather than to actually present history. The "facts" that were quoted are at the far, far, far extreme of what most history scholars agree. The consensus number of…

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★★

    American Fiction is a wry, darkly humorous satire that points out the hypocrisy of creating a narrative to profit off a market niche. In this case, author Thelonious Monk writes a Black experience novel created from the caricatures and stereotypes prevalent in much of the media that we, as Americans, consume.

    The fictional life story of Stagg R. Leigh in the book F*ck is juxtaposed against the real-life dramas of the Ellisons, a real Black family living their lives. The…

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  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Anatomy of a Fall is a riveting, powerful movie that is full of ambiguity that is never fully resolved. Director, Justine Triet who also co-wrote the story along with Arthur Harari puts the viewer in an uncomfortable position. The viewer is the judge (or at least a juror). As the movie unfolds, and more details are added, and as evidence is unveiled our perception of "the Fall" changes. Is it a crime? An accident? A suicide? For me, it was…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★½

    As a movie with more than 1.5 million views logged on Letterboxd and at least half a million reviews, there is not much insight that I can add. I can opine about how great Oppenheimer is, about how good the acting is, about how the direction and cinematography are a monumental achievement. But, it's been said again and again ad nauseam. So, I will keep this review short and just add a few thoughts I had while watching.

    When award…