Clerks III might be known as Kevin Smith’s heart attack movie but this is one of those films that hits all of the emotional feelings. By the time my review runs, it will have been one month since Lionsgate sent the press screeners for review. One month in which I couldn’t tell anyone about how this is one of those “I’m not crying, you’re crying” films. And yes, this even includes not tweeting my feelings…"Clerks III Hits All The Emotional Feelings"
Dopesick features powerful performances from Michael Keaton and Kaitlyn Dever in this must-watch Hulu limited series about addiction. This series, created by Danny Strong and based on Beth Macy’s book, humanizes the opioid epidemic in a way that I never thought could be possible. Through eight episodes, we’re watching things play out on several fronts: a small Virginia mining town, the DEA, Purdue Pharma, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Virginia. It is…"Dopesick Is A Must-Watch Limited Series"
The Book of Boba Fett delivers its best episode yet and lots of Star Wars fan service in Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger. There will be spoilers throughout this piece so if you haven’t watched the episode, please do not read. That being said, it’s very telling that last week and this week are the best episodes of the season to date. It’s most telling that the best episodes of The Book…"The Book of Boba Fett: Chapter 6 – The Best Episode"
Zombieland: Double Tap reunites the cast but the fact that the film uses the same formula as its predecessor can only work for so long. The core four brings about a certain nostalgia. While they are safe from zombies and living in the White House, the fun can only last for so long. It isn’t long before Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) escapes this safe zone with Wichita (Emma Stone) and runs off for Graceland. Everything…"Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Nostalgia"
Men in Black 2 unfortunately suffers at the core as the sequel just doesn’t quite have the same magic as its predecessor. The first film ends with Agent J (Will Smith) getting a new partner in Agent L. As anyone could probably guess, this was too good to be true. Eventually, we’re going to see Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) again. This is not a matter of if but when. But before he can go…"Men in Black 2 doesn’t have same magic"
Addressing the gender disparity that troubles Hollywood, This Changes Everything is one of the most important documentaries of the year. I can’t exactly point to when all the focus started turning to women directors not getting the same opportunities as men. That being said, This Changes Everything is equally important to the Amy Adrion-directed Half the Picture. This two films go hand in hand with a similar focus on women directors. “The door has to…"Chicago Film Fest 2018: This Changes Everything"