BROS ‘TIFF’ REVIEW – A Plain But Necessary Romcom

Directed By: Nicholas Stoller Written By: Nicholas Stoller and Billy Eichner Starring: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane Plot: A New York City Gay History Museum Curator stumbles upon the perfect man with commitment issues as they fumble through the initial stages of modern adult dating. Run Time: 115 minutes Review: If the plot description doesn’t give…

‘SISU’ a.k.a. Immortal – ‘TIFF Review’

Sisu (a.k.a. Immortal) Written & Directed by: Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, Big Game) Starring:¬†Jorma Tommila, Askel Hennie, Jack Doolan, Mimosa Willamo Run Time: 91 Minutes Starting off the ceremonies at Midnight Madness I had the pleasure of seeing this film with the director and cast in attendance. A fantastic crowd and atmosphere…

The MCU Collapses Under Its Own Weight in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange Sequel: in the Multiverse of Madness

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: May 6th, 2022/ June 22nd on Disney+ Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Xochitl Gomez, Elisabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, and Benedict Wong Directed by: Sam Raimi Produced by: Kevin Feige Written by: Michael Waldron Plot: Upon attending his lost love’s wedding (Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer), Doctor Strange has a rude awakening…

“It Adds Up” – Edge of Tomorrow: Lost Review 104

Director: Doug Liman Writer: Dan Bryant, Christopher McQuarrie Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Production Budget: $178,000,000 Plot: A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Review: Edge of Tomorrow was the first time this summer where…

2022 Oscars Review: Bad Company

“Did I miss anything?” comedian Amy Schumer said several minutes after Will Smith publicly assaulted Chris Rock on stage. That was the most direct acknowledgment of the incident. Anthony Hopkins recited Will Smith’s Oscar winning speech in a presentation saying we should move on with peace and love. Chris Rock declined to file a police…

Review: ‘Uncharted’ is Adaptable as a Gen Z Blockbuster

From the moment an Uncharted movie was announced over 10 years ago, I was half in the bag. I really enjoyed Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter (still his best performance) and the credibility of what a director like David O. Russell could bring to the table was exciting (see also Silver Linings Playbook) despite Wahlberg…

Jason Bourne Battles Kylo Ren in ‘The Last Duel’, One of Ridley Scott’s Best

The Last Duel¬†has had an interesting critical climb. Its story flaws are present right upfront. Par for the course for director Ridley Scott whose movies often accompany questionable character logic. Here that uncertainty is utilized for strength in a joint screenplay by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener each writing their Rashomon-style parts. Damon…