Why “The Lego Batman Movie” gives you permission to laugh and cry with your obsession with Batman.
As Edward Norton’s Narrator from “Fight Club” is being embraced by Meatloaf’s Robert “Bob” Paulson, a sufferer of testicular cancer with ‘bitch tits,’ the voice over says following: “And that was where I fit...between those huge sweating tits that hung enormous…” That masculine and yet tender bosom is what it feels like when you’re an ultra Batman fan watching “The Lego Batman Movie.”
Everything about you is ugly - “Bad Santa 2” (2016) Review
His former partner Marcus Skidmore (Tony Cox) is released from prison and wants to pull together the old crew to refresh the old scheme; this time adding Willie’s mother Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates) into the mix. It’s fitting that the star of “Misery” is here for the torture that follows.
Proof of Life - “Cameraperson” (2016) Review
Cameraperson” is a movie memoir, of sorts, from long time cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (KJ). Although you may imagine that life for a cameraperson is somewhat obscured by the vision of those they collaborate with; KJ finds herself as the witness to beauty and tranquillity in places shrouded in dark historical moments.
Burn The Negative, Oh and the Novel - “Inferno” (2016) Review
“Inferno” is a movie that satisfies like a single serve airline meal. The pulp globe-trotting mystery doesn’t have nutritional value, the rich taste of a restaurant dish, or the care of something home cooked; it’s purpose built to fill a void quickly and induce a mild vegetative state.
“Manchester By The Sea” (2016) Review
Casey Affleck’s performance in “Manchester By The Sea” is one of the most effectively crafted portrayals of the crippling weight of grief in recent movies. Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s composition is lured toward him, every moment that he’s occupying the frame; the actor is like a tractor beam.
American Heroes?: “Snowden” (2016) and “Sully” (2016) Reviewed
Why does a character like “Sully” and his famous landing known as the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ make us feel sure to laud his heroics and still be indecisive in the case of Snowden? The outcome, is much more tangible to grasp; life or death.