Finding Dory is a rich, complex story of the fish without a past carving out her own future.
This week had a few jumbled viewings, as I fell asleep and had to resume no fewer than three films. I watched: Tangerine (2015) - Outrageous, hysterical, and ultimately moving story of friendship between two prostitutes in a sun-bleached vision of Hollywood. Fully fleshed out characters and strong performances anchor what would otherwise be a camp-fest, … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: June 05-11, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse, Night and Fog, The Immortal Story, Blue Velvet, Valley of the Dolls
Last week, I saw: Woman in the Dunes (1964) - At its best, this demented love story is an absolute thriller, chronicling the kidnapping and imprisonment of one man by a rural Japanese village. Unfortunately, this intriguing premise loses momentum and is all but buried by its 2 1/2 hour running time. NOT RECOMMENDED. Descendants … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: May 15-21, 2016
Two weeks ago, I saw: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Ambitious mega-sequel tying together plot elements from the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus introducing charismatic new characters in Scarlet Witch and The Vision. I had some trouble following what was going on but I overall enjoyed it (though I don't understand … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: May 08-14, 2016
Last week, I saw: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Possibly the greatest superhero film ever made, this episode features the First Avenger under pressure from a staggering bureaucracy, as the threat of a mysterious figure looms closer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Carnival of Souls (1962) - Occasionally spooky mystery/horror about a young woman who apparently … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: May 01-07, 2016
Last week, I saw: The Avengers (2012) - Epic superhero tale bringing together Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America (each of whom had their own films) with Black Widow and Hawk-Eye to save the world from invaders. It got kind of spacey for me, but I liked how much time we got … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: April 10-16, 2016