Triangle of Sadness – Toronto 2022

After going all in on gross-out humor in its second act, Triangle of Sadness never recovers in what is one of the weirdest films of 2022. When it comes to Palme d’Or winners, they can be hit or miss. I went into Toronto heavily anticipating the film on the heels of its Cannes award. What I got is, well, I don’t even know how to describe it. It starts out as an outright relationship drama…

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See How They Run: A Comic Whodunit in the West End

See How They Run is a comic whodunit that takes place in London’s West End super early in The Mousetrap‘s theatrical run. Comic whodunits are all the rage right now. It isn’t just that they’re funny but they keep audiences guessing until the end. Even when the reveal comes, you find yourself saying, wait, what?!? How could I have missed that? It’s a genius form of storytelling and there’s never a dull point. It’s interesting,…

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Where the Crawdads Sing Brings Book to the Screen

Where the Crawdads Sing brings the North Carolina-set best-selling Delia Owens mystery drama novel to the big screen. I want to preface this review by saying that I did not read the book. In glancing over the Wikipedia page after watching the movie, the film is a faithful adaptation, attempted rape and all. Let me warn you right now that there are a few scenes that feature abuse in this film. When we first meet…

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The King’s Man Arrives On Home Video

The Kingsman prequel, The King’s Man, is now available for audiences to take home and watch on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. The King’s Man takes it all back to World War I to depict the beginning of how Kingsman got its start as a secret service organization. Harry Hart once delivered a monologue explaining the foundation of Kingsman to Eggsy during the first Kingsman film. It’s not quite the Star Wars opening crawl come…

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The King’s Man: World War I Paves The Way

The King’s Man takes it all back to World War I to depict the beginning of how Kingsman got its start as a secret service organization. Harry Hart once delivered a monologue explaining the foundation of Kingsman to Eggsy during the first Kingsman film. It’s not quite the Star Wars opening crawl come to life but this film has its own epic feel to it. It’s funny sitting here and thinking about how both this…

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The Darkest Minds: We’ve Seen This Before

The Darkest Minds recycles the gist of what we’ve seen in prior YA dystopian adaptations while ripping off Marvel and others in the process. The film’s prologue, which complete wastes The West Wing alumnus Bradley Whitford’s President Gray, sets up the film.  Children across the country are getting ill.  This mysterious illness is referred to as IAAN (Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration).  Despite claims to the contrary, not even the CDC can find a cure.  Those…

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Beach Rats: Not Quite a Coming-Out Story

Beach Rats won’t be a film that appeals to the masses but Eliza Hittman delivers a quality film nevertheless. Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film stars Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, and Kate Hodge. Set in Brooklyn, Frankie (Dickinson) is struggling with who he is as his father is dying of cancer.  He searches the internet to hookup with older men but he never really comes out as gay in the film.  He chats…

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