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Parasite

Viewed: 10 Mar 2020

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
Listed in: Movies, cinema

A hilarious, shrewd delight. Near perfect black comedy. Went into the theater with no idea what to expect (thought it could be a horror) and was astonished. Great film to be the last one seen in a theater.


Jojo Rabbit

Viewed: 23 Feb 2020

Directed by: Taika Waititi
Listed in: Movies, cinema

JoJo Rabbit is not quite the comedy it strives to be and not quite the surreal fantasy. It has it moments of me laughing alone in a movie theater at nazis (come on people it’s a comedy!). More of a miss than a hit.


Eighth Grade

Viewed: 14 Feb 2020\\
Directed by: Bo Burnham
Listed in: Movies, amazon

Eighth grade is terrible and Eighth Grade so good.


Booksmart

Viewed: 08 Feb 2020

Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Listed in: Movies, hulu

A bit too over-the-top, insane, rich-kid fantasy. But when it hits it's jokes it hits them hard. It's really funny, when it is funny.


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Viewed: 27 Jan 2020

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Listed in: Movies, iTunes

Brad Pitt in his moccasins cruising around empty Southland freeways with the top down. DiCaprio's stilted, alcoholic acting in westerns and war films. There are worst ways to spend two and a half hours then in Tarantino's 1969 Los Angeles.


Knives Out

Viewed: 14 Dec 2019

Directed by: Rian Johnson
Listed in: Movies, cinema

It leans hard into Clue and completely pulls it off. Everything is perfect. Great film.


Motherless Brooklyn

Viewed: 02 Nov 2019

Directed by: Edward Norton
Listed in: Movies, cinema

How hard is it to find a beach house without white vinyl windows? The performances are fine, Alec Baldwin is a good choice for Robert Moses. The story is engaging enough. Needs more shots in Penn Station, less curb cuts and vinyl windows.


Mission Impossible-Fallout

Viewed: 09 Oct 2019

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Listed in: Movies, amazon

Just get to Tom Cruise running on rooftops, flying helicopters, driving motorcycles against Parisian traffic. Those parts are great.


Operation Finale

Viewed: 28 Sep 2019

Directed by: Chris Weitz
Listed in: Movies, amazon

Went in unexpected direction of survivors of the Holocaust having to personally coax Adolf Eichmann into their grasp. Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac are compelling to watch, playing mind games in an Argentinian safe house.


Vice

Viewed: 10 Aug 2019

Directed by: Adam McKay
Listed in: Movies, hulu

There is a strong drama with great performances and occasional jokes buried under the Big Short’s skeleton.


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