• Blazing Saddles

    Blazing Saddles


    Blazing Saddles fires (no pun intended) on all cylinders as not just a hysterically irreverent spin on the Western genre, but a social satire whose theming remains all the more topical nearly half a century later.

    The epitome of a comedy classic for the ages!

  • Typhoon Club

    Typhoon Club


    I will be one to admit that any similarities between Breakfast Club and Typhoon Club are purely coincidental.

    That being said, Typhoon might have a slight edge in terms of authentically depicting the limitations of an adolescent psyche.

  • Oppenheimer



    For my money, Oppenheimer might be one of the most thought-provoking blockbuster biopics in recent years.

    Nolan and his crew take full advantage of the film’s three-hour runtime by discussing the ethics, as well as political and existential implications that came with J. Robert Oppenheimer’s participation in the Manhattan Project.

  • Barbie



    Barbie’s satirical witticisms are so firmly tongue-in-cheek that half the time, you expect Mel Brooks to make a cameo appearance as Yogurt from Spaceballs (*insert “merchandising” joke here).

    Undeniably a testament to The Lego Movie’s enduring influence on how toy-based features ought to be executed. Especially if the brand is as historically ubiquitous as Barbie.

  • Carl's Date

    Carl's Date


    Knowing how Carl’s Date was not only among Ed Asner’s final voice-acting gigs, but the short to cap off Dug Days as well, it absolutely struck a heartwarming, if bittersweet cord with me.

    I couldn’t be more assured that Carl will spend the remaining time of his life with someone who unconditionally loves him as much as Ellie did!

  • Epic



    William Joyce-inspired artistry and elegance x old-fashioned swashbuckling action x a tale of enchantment and foreboding darkness = Epic.

    Sometimes, the basics are all you need to charm your socks off!

  • Persistence of Vision

    Persistence of Vision


    Richard Williams may not have been a proficiently skilled animator in the conventional sense. But Persistence of Vision illustrates (no pun intended) that, regardless of background or education, one man’s labor of love can inspire and resonate with artists who aspire to leave their indelible mark.

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution


    With Judy Heumann recently crossing the rainbow bridge, may Crip Camp continue to inspire a new wave of disability rights activists. Hopefully doing her legacy justice!

  • Sweet Charity

    Sweet Charity


    As of this review, I cannot judge how either stage or screen version of Sweet Charity stacks up to their original Fellini-helmed source material. But as a debut feature for director/choreographer Bob Fosse, it is a balanced showcase of both his talents and shortcomings as a visual storyteller within the movie musical genre.

  • Dancing in Jaffa

    Dancing in Jaffa


    Admittedly, "Dancing in Jaffa" falters in thematic focus when compared to its predecessor documentary, "Mad Hot Ballroom." Still nonetheless watchable for the dance sequences alone.

  • Breaking Bread

    Breaking Bread


    I think Jewish folklorist/ethnographer Annette B. Fromm put it best in her review of Breaking Bread: "At the heart of the film is the theme of collaboration and co-existence in a region rife with political struggle... adeptly illustrat[ing] that a soupçon of truth can be found in the cliché phrase, 'breaking bread.'"

  • Beware The Groove: The Making Of A Cult Classic

    Beware The Groove: The Making Of A Cult Classic


    In spite of a few noticeable technical goofs, from a post-production standpoint especially, Beware the Groove nonetheless manages to compliment its predecessor documentary (i.e. The Sweatbox) with all the passion and love coming from a crew of diehard Emperor's New Groove fans. A special shoutout to the interviewees who were more than willing to participate over Zoom, ditto Micah's friends in real life and in podcast form!