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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    70mm AMC Lincoln Center (and first 70mm since 2001 rerelease)

    "He's a shit, isn't he?"
    "They're all shits, aren't they?"

    Well, firstly it's good to know someone made a film this year that featured a James Bond movie on a theater marquee in a scene... and it actually is great (sorry, Edgar).

    My initial impressions, aside from making a lot of hooting and hollering notices and bowing in a Wayne and Garth type of "we're all not worthy" stance…

  • Fleishman Is in Trouble

    Fleishman Is in Trouble


    "Everyone is great. Everyone is terrible. Everyone is flawed and no one should be any different."

    Episode 7 is the best of the series by far. Claire Danes has been very good in the series up to this point. Here, she explodes and discombobulates and is as vulnerable as any performer I've seen in a television drama. Mental illness is fucking hard.

Recent reviews

  • Air



    "Nobody in this room is going to be remembered?"

    So on one hand, this is an above average movie of this type, which is a Pulled-from-that-random-dude's book-biography on a Monumentally famous person (in which, I feel is both clever and a little irksome, we never actually see the figure at the center - Jordan is only seen from the back of his head and from the side - like George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld but not as a big joke), mostly…

  • Fences



    It will never cease to amaze me how close Troy and Bobo are to Korey and Martin from doubletoasted.com (only if Korey had a son). if you know, you know.

    Anyway, one of my students on Zoom shared with me a site I never heard of so I can finally share a movie over Zoom and now I am all 😃 what law says I got to like Zoom? None, but I'll like it anyway.

Popular reviews

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters


    Godzilla - Himself
    King Ghidorah - Himself
    Mothra - Herself
    Rodan - Himself

    DAMN right!

    At its best, an umabashed love letter to Japanese monster movie fans, and I mean that as a compliment. Michael Dougherty also manages to have solid sense of big blockbuster movie pacing, and we get if not fully dimesional then more interesting human characters than the 2014 film... Though on further reflection, this is an edit a week later after writing this, there are...…

  • Chris Rock: Selective Outrage

    Chris Rock: Selective Outrage


    Two words: Robert Kardashian.

    It was worth the wait, even if it takes some time to get to what we've all been waiting for (and that's damn good too, circling back to the opening material and the title/concept of the special). Along the way, we get material on abortion, a take on Megan Markle that was refreshing (the Sugar Hill Gang of Racism re the Royal Family!), some interesting details about his daughter Lola, and the specificity of paying for car repairs for a 50 year old girlfriend (oddly specific there Chris!) Laughed throughout, even if a few jokes didn't land. Still got it.