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The Sisters Brothers

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September 23, 2018

Practically the only Westerns to live up to the classics or, at least, try to be original are Indie films. And “The Sisters Brothers” is an entertaining example. It tickles you in an honest sort of way, and it moves you with the characters feelings and ambitions. The time period is 1850s Oregon. John C…. Read More ›

The House With a Clock in its Walls

Eli Roth’s next feature “The House With a Clock in its Walls” works wonders with its production design, sets, and some magic; but fails to provide anything special. As a kids movie (and I think very small children will be afraid), it splices thrills with goofiness (in a manner of “Beetlejuice”), but nothing tickled me…. Read More ›

A Simple Favor

Director Paul Feig of “Bridesmaids” fame has taken a lot of risks to make Darcey Bell’s hit novel “A Simple Favor” into a dark comedy. I’m not talking comedy in the form of laugh-out-loud funny, but comedy in its honest views. His last directing job of “Ghostbusters” failed to spark a new franchise, based on… Read More ›

Smokey and the Bandit

In honor of Burt Reynolds (1936-2018), here is my review of “Smokey and the Bandit.” “Baby Driver” was a first-rate driving movie in 2017, and it’s very rare to find a movie that doesn’t have the whole “Fast & Furious” cliches. And if those drivers raced on the moon, that’s where I draw the line…. Read More ›

The Happytime Murders

I have a motto that everyone should heed, and I believe that saying is “Don’t be a d*ck.” “The Happytime Murders” is a mean-spirited, ugly, cliche-filled, lazy, and lousy comedy that thinks just because a puppet smokes, drops F-bombs, and has sex, means it’s funny. Look at “Ted” or “Sausage Party;” they both didn’t rely… Read More ›

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