Most of my reviews and Blu-ray coverage will be housed on Deepest Dream, but I’ll be spotlighting flicks that are near and dear to my heart with this blog. The Lodgershits theaters and digital today, and though it’s filled with relatively unknown actors, don’t let the pedigree fool you – this one’s a doozy. Gothic thriller/haunted mansion fans should eat this one up, and nearly 12 hours later I’m still buzzing from the experience.
There are many reasons to catch Phantom Thread at your local cineplex. Whether it’s a continuing passion to watch films that were shot on actual film or following the creative journeys of Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread is a value added experience. That being said, it’s Vicky Krieps who steals the show . . .
Reviewers were given a very task with Red Sparrow, as we’re not allowed to reveal major plot points with this Jennifer Lawrence headlined feature. Running at 139 minutes minutes, the flick ambitiously attempts to cram a ton of genres into the narrative and, for the most part, fails.
Donald Sutherland turns 83 in July and he isn’t taking the foot off the brake when it comes to acting. During The Leisure Seeker interviews, he was asked what keeps him inspired to continue his acting journey and stay motivated with his craft. Take a listen to the inspiring Sutherland audio below as he mentions a memorable speech from writer Joseph Brodsky about living with passion!
One of my hopes this month is that a ton of more eyes get to see Entanglement, a first rate comedy-drama directed by Jason James. Shooting a comedy centering on serious matters, along with a tinge of magic realism, is a heady feat. Thanks to engaging work from Thomas Middleditch and Jess Weixler, the movie absolutely hits the mark.
I’ve had Ohio on my mind thanks to watching last years seminal walk and talk film Columbus. The drive for Ohio has increased with Lonely Planet’s Best in The U.S. feature which has Cincinnati listed as one of the top 10 destinations to visit. The full list is below.
We’re back to the two Blu-ray giveaway winners this week, as my review copies of Matinee and Shakedown are up for grabs. 1st random winner gets Matinee (starring John Goodman & Cathy Moriarty) and the second one gets Shakedown (starring Sam Elliott & Peter Weller). Details on Giveaway and the films are below!
As far as musical ear candy goes, Joywave’s “Doubt” is a tune I’ll play over and over again for my daily mix of neurosis (and catharsis). The outfit plays that standout tune February 8 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and it’s a performance you shouldn’t miss . . .
If there’s a couple of takeaways from February’s installment of CinemAddicts, it’s this: Anderson Cowan has announced a road show that kicks off in Los Angeles and heads over to Chicago. Plus, Nicolas Cage still rules my cinematic world (he shares that throne with Brian De Palma). Details below!!