Film

Baby Driver (2017)

I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. I had a free movie screening pass to see Baby Driver but I wasn’t feeling well, and skipped the screening. I love anything Edgar Wright does, and the reviews have been so positive for it, but I could never get my schedule sorted. I decided to wait until it hit Netflix or Amazon, and then Cinemark said it was coming back to theaters. I knew this was my chance. It had been ages since I saw a movie at the Orleans and it was really nice, actually. Assigned recliner seats? Yes please. My only concern was there’s barely 4G so I could hardly use my Cinemark app without wanting to beat something. I wanted my discounts on my popcorn and Icee; I earned ’em! Also, just…

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. I’m really enjoying the TCM Big Screen Classics series this year. Buying the annual pass has been a great investment. I needed a break from the madness for a bit, so I made it a point to watch Bonnie and Clyde. I knew their story, screened the most recent television adaptation, but I had never seen this movie all the way through. Just bits and pieces over the years. They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people. It was a solid, character-driven film that still holds up well after 50 years. They easily could’ve made a picture focusing solely on the action, but it was led by these larger-than-life characters. I felt Beatty and Dunaway had great chemistry. There were a lot of women from…

#AtomicBlonde (2017)

I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. Today is my first Silver Screen Sunday review. I’m going to try and keep going to more screenings. I got comps for Atomic Blonde, which I was able to see at AMC Town Square through Red Carpet Refs. Free screenings are such crapshoots, but they’re a risk I’m willing to take to see free movies. I could never get comps when I lived in the Bay Area, but I seriously get opportunities every week here. I love Vegas. Anyways, I stand by the kneejerk capsule review I originally posted on Instagram: Atomic Blonde was a thrill ride. The movie takes place in the midst of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the filmmakers embraced the The Coldest City graphic novel source material full force. They…

Dunkirk (2017)

I was able to watch the movie in IMAX at a free movie screening sponsored by Red Carpet Crash and WB Tickets, the Monday before nationwide release. Christopher Nolan – the director – is old school when it comes to film, so he created a 70mm format for the film. I’m considering trying to track down a screening. This side of Nolan was refreshing. I feel like his big blockbusters were merely first rounds to the main event. He has said as much in the run up to release, as he has wanted to make this movie for many years. But he felt he wasn’t professionally ready to. I’m glad he knew his limitations because a first-time director could’ve fucked it up royally. Rather than focusing on people who actually were there, he took a safer route in terms of storytelling by focusing on three interconnected threads based on land,…

My Favorite Movies for Every Year I’ve Been Alive

There’s a meme (don’t you love them?) asking people to choose their favorite movies from every year they were born. I decided to get in on the action. You can too. Go to IMDb and look up the top 50 movies from each year. I tried to choose those I would watch and have happily watched many times over to the point where I can recite the dialogue. Or, in the case of The Big Chill, singing along with the music. You can choose your own limitations. See what you come up with! It was a test of conviction for me. 1985 and 1987, as well as 1997-2001 (coincidentally, my high school years), were the most difficult, only because they had some excellent flicks. 2011 was impossible. I couldn’t find anything I liked. I had to go back through the list a few times before I found my choice. Click…

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