BlackBerry is a dramedy that explores the rise and fall of Research In Motion, the company behind one of the world’s first smartphones. From their outside appearances, Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton are unrecognizable as Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, respectively. However, they’re both able to disappear into the roles. Baruchel’s Lazaridis is completely gray as far as his hair goes. Meanwhile, Howerton is wearing a bald cap. But wow, the two of them are…"BlackBerry: The Rise and Fall Behind the Crackberry"
Amazon’s newest television series, Hunters, follows a team of Nazi Hunters–led by Meyer Offerman–living in New York City in 1977. To say that the first half of the series didn’t sit well with me would not be an understatement. The tone is somewhere closer to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds than Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Don’t even think about comparisons to Best Picture nominee Jojo Rabbit because the two couldn’t be more different in tone. Where…"Hunters: This Series Isn’t For Everyone"
Dick, the political satire starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams, manages to hold up twenty years after its theatrical release in 1999. The political comedy re-imagines the Watergate scandal through the lens of a pair of high school students. Not surprisingly, the film opens on the night of the break-in. On this night, Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) are writing a letter. The duo hope to win a date with singer…"Dick: Political Satire Holds Up 20 Years Later"
Taking us back to the days of the Old West, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is another classic from the minds of the Coen Brothers. The Western is one of the oldest genres in the book but it always makes for interesting material. Even when we think that every possible scenario has been exhausted, someone comes about with a fresh take. This is what the Coens do and they do it so well, I must…"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Another Coen Classic"