Parasite: An Entertaining Genre-Bender About Class

Parasite may just be the most entertaining genre-bender of the year but more than this, the film brings a fascinating approach to class. Comedy, drama, suspense, and yes, even horror.  Parasite bends a few genres while trying to get its message across.  What message exactly is this?  That’s a good question.  Honestly, I encourage you to just sit down and enjoy the ride.  Save the reading for later when you’re in the mood to break…

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Mister America: Tim Heidecker Runs For DA

Tim Heidecker runs for San Bernardino, Calif. District Attorney in Mister America following a mistrial in a murder case against him. Heidecker’s is only running for District Attorney as a way of getting revenge against incumbent DA Vincent Rosetti.  The reason?  Rosetti was unable to secure a conviction in court.  Heidecker is very much an outsider through the lens of today’s political climate.  While we get flashbacks to the court case and interviews with the…

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Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy Is Back

Eddie Murphy is back in classic form with the release of Dolemite Is My Name whether or not it is intended to serve as a comeback vehicle. What you should probably know going into the film is that Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) decided to change up his comedy/music career because of Rico, a homeless man.  When the film starts out, Moore is working at Dolphin’s of Hollywood and begging a DJ (Snoop Dogg) to…

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A Serious Man: A Very Jewish Film For The Coens

Drawing upon the biblical Book of Job, A Serious Man is easily the most Jewish film that writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen could make. The Coen Brothers were two years removed from taking home a trio of Oscars for No Country for Old Men.  The pair would follow it up with some lighter fare, Burn After Reading.  Okay, so the latter film didn’t quite hit in the same way so it was back to the…

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The Death of Dick Long Is Fargo-Esque

To say that The Death of Dick Long is reminiscent of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo wouldn’t be an unfair assessment to make about the film. Spoiler alert but Dick Long is dead.  Okay, so the film gives it away right there in the title.  What we know is that Dick died following band practice with Zeke (Michael Abbott Jr.) and Earl (Andre Hyland).  Neither of them want anybody to know what happened to led to…

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Abominable: An Emotional Journey

At one point or another, Abominable is the type of film that is going to come tugging right at your emotions whether you’re yeti or not. Yi (Chloe Bennet) is a self-proclaimed loner.  She’s been keeping busy and avoiding home as much as possible since the death of her father.  One night, she happens to climb up to the roof to discover a Yeti that escaped the clutches of Burnish (Eddie Izzard) and zoologist Dr.…

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101 Dalmatians: Walt Disney Signature Collection

101 Dalmatians becomes the 12th Walt Disney Animation Studios classic to officially join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. In 1961, 101 Dalmatians became the 17th animated feature and a box office hit for the studio.  The film would also become one of the few iconic Disney films to receive a live-action adaptation well before they became the norm for Disney. My full review of the animated classic is forthcoming but in the meantime, here are…

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Sleeping Beauty: Walt Disney Signature Collection

Sleeping Beauty becomes the 11th Walt Disney Animation Studios title to officially join to the Walt Disney Signature Collection. This film is the last fairy tale that Walt Disney would produce during his lifetime.  I’ll have a full review forthcoming but for the meantime, here is what you can expect on the Blu-ray or Digital release.  The Signature Collection edition comes ahead of the Disney+ launch in November in addition to the live-action Maleficent sequel. …

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Between Two Ferns: The Movie Doesn’t Hit The Mark

Between Two Ferns: The Movie stretches out the Funny or Die series into a feature-length film while losing most of the humor in the process. Listen, it gives me no happiness to pan Between Two Ferns: The Movie.  Trust me–panning this film is like a huge punch in the gut.  I have nothing but the greatest respect for all those involved in the production.  Between Two Ferns worked so well online because the interviews were…

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The Dark Knight Rises: A Stellar Conclusion

The Dark Knight Rises manages to bring Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy to an end with a thrilling and stellar conclusion. The closing chapter certainly changes up the pace after the first two films delivered a strong focus on organize crime.  Gone are the Falcone and Maroni crime families.  The terrorizing Bane (Tom Hardy) steps into replace them eight years after Harvey Dent’s death.  Thanks to the Dent Act, many criminals are behind bars.  Oh, does…

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