“I’m on my side. Always.” It isn’t news that politics can be a cutthroat sport. But in the hands of Yorgos Lanthimos, all that palace intrigue can become the basis of humor. The Favourite is a Machiavellian comedy set 400 years ago that reflects the way power often happens in secret, but with important consequences…. [Read More]
In Damsel the Zellner Brothers play with some typical movie genres. As a result viewers are asked to wrap their minds around things that seem to not quite fit together, but in reality make for a quirky, yet enjoyable experience.
the opening shot of Bye Bye Germany, we watch a three-legged dog happily trotting through a street that turns out to be in a post-war displaced persons camp in Frankfort. While that dog has next to nothing to do with the plot of this light-hearted (yet not quite comic) tale, it makes for an interesting way to understand the characters we meet.
For full audio of our interview with Jim, stream below: While he’s perhaps best known for his role as perennial nice guy Jerry Gurgich from Parks and Recreation, actor Jim O’Heir finally gets to usurp those expectations in the dark comedy, Middle Man. Written and directed by Ned Crowley, Middle Man tells the story of… [Read More]
Recently, Steve Norton and I were lucky enough to attend an advance screening of The Big Sick in Toronto, which had two surprise guests – Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon! This film had already been released in select cities in the States at the time of the advance screening, and will have… [Read More]
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” That pretty well sums up the thesis of Beatriz at Dinner. I’ve read some reviewers who call this the first film to deal with the Trump era. There are certainly elements of the film that make… [Read More]
The film is a heavily satirical look at religion, but through that satire some of the basic questions that people have about life and its meaning are brought forward.
If you look up “curmudgeon” in a Swedish dictionary, you may well find a picture of Ove (Rolf Lassgård) from the book and now movie A Man Called Ove.