80 for Brady is Hysterical

80 for Brady might have some moments that feel too unrealistic to believe but the film is very hysterical with laugh-out-loud moments. It’s no surprise that this film is so hysterical because it’s written by both Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern. The duo created Trophy Wife and went onto co-write Booksmart. Meanwhile, the cast only elevates the material and their delivery helps bring even more laughter. There are some moments that are so absurd that…

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The Chair: Sandra Oh is Wonderful

The Chair makes for a quick binge with a total run time of three hours and a wonderful leading performance from actress Sandra Oh. Jin-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) is the first female to take on the role of Pembroke University’s English department chair. It comes at a time that has a lot going on. One, Professor Kim wants to see to it that Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah) makes tenure. Two, she also needs to work…

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For Your Consideration: An Awards Season Satire

For Your Consideration is a rock solid satire of Hollywood’s awards season and holds up over 15 years after its 2006 theatrical release. I knew this was a funny film when I saw it for the first time in 2010. However, my only knowledge of awards season at the time was through what I saw on TV and read in magazines. Since this time, however, I’ve become an awards voter myself. I have a first-hand…

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Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson Does It Again

With a film that pays homage to Japanese cinema, Wes Anderson has done it again with the crowd-pleasing stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs is as much the story of Chief (Bryan Cranston) and Spots (Liev Schreiber) as it is 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin). Although it left him in a three-year coma, Atari had survived an accident while his parents perished.  He was left as a ward to his uncle, Mayor…

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