‘A Movie A Day’ (1-7): ‘Mom And Dad’ and ‘Like Me’

"Like Me"
I’ve rebooted my ‘A Movie A Day’ quest, but as of now I feel like I’m back on the path. My CinemAddicts buddy Anderson Cowan is hoping I’ll last at least 30 days without missing beat, and seven days in I’m surviving. Details on the flicks you should see (Mom and Dad, Like Me) and skip (The Snowman) below!

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CinemAddicts Episode 78: ‘Blame’ ‘Molly’s Game’ And ‘American Folk’

"Blame"
It’s great seeing Anderson Cowan once a month, and though we both agree January is the dumping ground for bad movies, flicks like Molly’s Game, Blame, and American Folk stand out like the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. I’m keeping the recap short and sweet, but more importantly details on the films below!

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‘The Strange Ones’ Review: Mysteries Breathe Life Into Memorable Thriller

The Strange Ones
Running at a lean and mean 82-minutes, The Strange Ones is a thriller that journeys into a dark, seemingly unforgivable space and leaves us there to find our way back into the light. Some moviegoers may turn the other direction at abstract storytelling, but I was hooked from the get go. 

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Flipping The Script on ‘National Treasure’

National Treasure - Walt Disney Pictures
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!

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Calling Cinema By Its Name In Northern Italy, Circa 1983

Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
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.

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week Three: ‘Mudbound’ And ‘The Set-Up’

Mudbound - Netflix
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 . . .

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week One: ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Blade of the Immortal
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!!!

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Finding My Scene With ‘Find Your Seen’ (AKA My Mission Statement)

Zuma Beach
Couple of years back I’m in Culver City (home of the sublime Tito’s Tacos) with a good friend and former co-worker. We’re scarfing down pizzas at LaRocco’s, a wonderful hole in the wall spot on Main Street, and discussing if we should resume a radio program we started eons ago. That idea materialized into nothing, but then, as the cliched phrase goes, “we got to talkin’” and the seeds of Find Your Seen were planted.

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Flipping the Script on ‘The Mummy’ (1999)

The Mummy
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. 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!

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