Author Archives

  • Being the Ricardos

    Aaron Sorkin’s love letter to the actors behind “I Love Lucy,” and their lives outside the show. Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos” focuses on the marriage and collaboration between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as well as the writers’ room… Read More ›

  • Back to the Outback

    These deadly Australian creatures are cuter than this lame script, weak jokes, and annoying koala. Pretty much the only reason why I would review the animated “Back to the Outback” on Netflix is because of its four deadly Australian creatures,… Read More ›

  • Red Rocket

    Simon Rex excels as porn star with bad decisions. Simon Rex is known for being in the “Scary Movie” sequels: 3, 4, and yes, 5. Ugh. And he’s also appeared in other very bad comedies, most of which I’ve had… Read More ›

  • Licorice Pizza, Flee, West Side Story, and Try Harder Video Reviews

    CJ’s video reviews feature lovers, Hollywood, refugees, and students This week’s video reviews consist of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” starring Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, and Sean Penn, the animated documentary “Flee,” Steven Spielberg’s take on “West Side Story,” and… Read More ›

  • West Side Story (2021)

    Spielberg’s vision of the classic play is more than Okay By Me in America When word got out that lyricist Stephen Sondheim passed away, it broke everyone’s hearts, because of how he helped shaped the legendary songs in “West Side… Read More ›

  • Citizen Ashe

    This well-meaning doc should have done more with Arthur Ashe’s story. It used to be white people playing tennis, until an African-American named Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) changed that perspective. Despite all the racial slurs and discriminations, these players were all… Read More ›

  • 8-Bit Christmas

    Like “A Christmas Story,” but with Nintendo. I wasn’t really interested in seeing “8-Bit Christmas,” made for HBO Max, because I felt like it was going to be a tedious version of “A Christmas Story, because the kid in the… Read More ›

  • The Sleeping Negro

    What the world of racism does to a man. “The Sleeping Negro” is a short movie that runs for an hour and 12 minutes, but it still wisely tackles on one African-American man’s hated for the past and present when… Read More ›

  • The Hand of God

    Newcomer Filippo Scotti carries Paolo Sorrentino’s next movie. I’m told Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” is a personal film for this acclaimed Italian filmmaker and based in the story on his own childhood experiences. That’s twice this fall I’ve… Read More ›

  • Try Harder

    #StopAsianHate, you racist educational systems! Lowell High has been ranked the #1 public school in San Francisco with a Majority Asian-American student body. However, over the past 15 years, acceptance rates for the best colleges (Stanford, UCLA, etc.) have been… Read More ›

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