Starring: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes Director: Chris McKay There's a part of me that doesn't entirely get Lego movies. The characters are based on those from other stories, and retain some of their characteristics but not others. I guess that they kind of emulate the kinds of stories that kids create… Continue reading The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Starring: Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes Director: Travis Knight Kubo is a little boy with a great ability. His music can make origami come to life, a skill he uses to make enough money to care for his mother, whom he lives in a cave with above the village. His mother is catatonic during… Continue reading Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)
Loosely plotted along a cell of Communist writers kidnapping a movie star for ransom money and a studio fixers attempts to get him returned, this film is a series of vignettes playing with classic Hollywood figures and movie tropes, a homage to a bygone era of cinema as well as a lampooning of that time.… Continue reading Hail, Caesar!
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott Director: Kathryn Bigelow A film about 1999, made in 1995. Everyone thought Y2K was going to be a big thing. The world was coming to an end. But neither of those things happened. I wish that that was the main problem with this film.… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Strange Days (1995)