Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ****1/2

I realize I'm alone in the (Marvel) universe when I say I’m not a fan of the tiresome outburst of comic book/superhero movies, and I see no point in differentiating the two descriptors because they, more or less, follow the same tiresome formula: Arrogant hero + desensitizing CGI +/- obligatory love interest + forgettable villain... Continue Reading →

How I Rate the Movies

Rating movies couldn't be any more subjective, personal, and inconsistent. One thing is for sure - a "great" movie doesn't necessarily mean it's a "favorite" movie. I mean, my favorite bad movie is Weekend at Bernie's (for obvious reasons), but I won't be seeing the great Gone with the Wind again because it will take... Continue Reading →

A Cult Theme Gone Sour in Midsommar

Like milk, everything has an expiration date. I’m not sure which one started the rotting process – The Endless, Hereditary, Wild Wild Country, Us, Apostle – but, the cult-themed movie is starting to smell. Even Tarantino has Charles Manson ready to open on July 26, but I think he might be a subplot and can... Continue Reading →

My favorite movie: Pollock (2000)

To me, no other movie follows, portrays, captures, embraces, forgives, and, most importantly empathizes a human being more than Ed Harris’ auteuristic gift in Pollock. I have seen the film from its birth in the theatre in 2000 up to 12 more times, and I am still in awe at how much it continues to be a... Continue Reading →

Behind the Curve (2018) ****

The content (people who still actually believe the earth is flat) may be more fascinating than its basic execution, but this doc succeeds by not judging its subjects and simply hitting the record button. The “flat-earthers” kind of just do their thing, and we might roll our eyes as much as feel sorry for them.... Continue Reading →

Hotel Mumbai (2019) **

Hotel Mumbai is a brutally intense terrorist thriller based on the true and tragic murders of 174 innocent people in 2008, and if that’s your cup of tea, then I think you’ll be entertained. Personally, I was just reminded of a disgusting act of violence in our sad worldly history, and the Hollywood-esque touches didn’t... Continue Reading →

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