During a recent episode of CinemAddicts I mentioned to Anderson how I was totally unexcited to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. My nonchalant and bordering on hostile attitude to the Star Wars universe was due to my disappointment over Rogue One, but as the days grow closer my attitude has changed. Hopefully you’re excited for TLJ as well, and below is a photo gallery from the press conference and premiere! Check out the pics after the jump!
Actress Hong Chau is receiving her share of attention thanks to her work as a Vietnamese activist in director Alexander Payne’s social satire Downsizing. The tale centers on a man (Matt Damon) who decides to lead a literally smaller life since he and his wife’s financial assets will go much further in this diminutive universe. Chau, who cites her family as well as her upbringing in New Orleans as the inspirations for her role, talks about her background and visit to Vietnam.
It’s week 4 on my “A Movie a Day” quest and I’ve already praised (and maybe overhyped) Call Me By Your Name on a previous review. But there’s several more movies that are worth your time. Check out a few thoughts on The Disaster Artist, Molly’s Game, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri below!
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply underappreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!
I have no idea where I was or what I was doing in 1983, but I do remember the winter quarter of 1992 when I asked a girl if she liked mangoes. It was a bittersweet, ultimately horrible memory that was drudged up thanks to Call Me By Your Name, which currently is my #1 film of 2017. Cinema, at its creative apex, is a living and breathing thing, and I was full of life by the closing moments of this film, even if those mangoes eventually got in the way.
It’s week three of my “A Movie A Day” quest, and there’s two movies I can highly recommend as well as briefly discuss a flick that was a surprise disappointment (hint: it deals with a super pig!). More below, as well as a set up to my set-up!! Pardon the pun as you soon will see . . .
Week two of my “A Movie A Day” is in the books and it’s still going strong. The two movies I’ll spotlight in this post are Thumper and Bad Day At Black Rock. For details check on my intended lifelong mission as well as coverage on the aforementioned flicks, check out my post below!
Almost a week in, my “A Movie A Day” quest is still alive and kicking, and I’ve decided to devote an entire column to this lifelong mission. I’ll be giving weekly updates on my progress and also lead with my favorite film of that given period. First up, Blade of the Immortal!!!
Director/actor Kenneth Branagh’s latest film, Murder on the Orient Express, is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel. Branagh, an avid reader himself, explains why he doesn’t binge watch television shows and prefers to stick to reading a good book or watching a movie. Check out the Branagh audio below!