WB Top 100: The Dirty Dozen (1967)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. 1967’s “The Dirty Dozen” balances the line between dark comedy, war film, and … Continue reading WB Top 100: The Dirty Dozen (1967)

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Spike Lee’s 2018 film “BlacKkKlansman” balances precariously on the edge of laughter and discomfort - though mostly the latter. It is a far harder movie to watch than its position on several top 10 lists for its humor might have indicated. Here, Spike Lee offers a speculative view of a factual occurrence framed with today’s … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018)

The Dark Crystal (1982)

After all these years decades, Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” from 1982 remains a marvel to behold. We watched it in 4K streaming (my second time and Diane’s first), and the practical effects have aged beautifully. We are both excited to see how the new Netflix series turns out and looking forward to more Dark … Continue reading The Dark Crystal (1982)

Unicorn Store (2017)

Though playing minor roles, 2017’s “Unicorn Store” shares two actors in common with our last review for “Always Be My Maybe”. What better reason to follow that one up with this one? “Unicorn Store” is the directorial debut of Brie Larson (yes, Captain Marvel herself). She also stars as Kit, a 20-something who failed as … Continue reading Unicorn Store (2017)

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

One of the best things about dedicating yourself to watching a lot of movies is the exposure to genres you might otherwise avoid. For me, that has mostly been romantic films. It's not that I lack an appreciation for movies about love, but too often they come off as cliche, boring, or, worse, irreflective of … Continue reading Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Rightfully so, Keanu Reeves has been all the rage as of late. He is the kind of person we should aspire to be, and, along with cat videos, is one of the few things that makes the internet tolerable these days. With a new sequel pending and a love of my life who has not … Continue reading Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

WB Top 100: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. If the earlier part of our list was plagued by life-spanning epics, then … Continue reading WB Top 100: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

Through no actual intent, we managed to follow up 1962’s “Doctor Zhivago” with 2017’s “The Death of Stalin”. I am a big fan of Armando Iannucci’s work (specifically “In the Loop”, a 2009 film he directed starring Peter Capaldi prior to his turn as Doctor Who). In “The Death of Stalin,'' Iannucci provides a satirical … Continue reading The Death of Stalin (2017)

WB Top 100: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. I heard of “Doctor Zhivago” once before. It was coming up next on … Continue reading WB Top 100: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

WB Top 100: Viva Las Vegas (1964)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. “Viva Las Vegas” is a resoundingly fun Elvis Presley vehicle. Referenced countless times, … Continue reading WB Top 100: Viva Las Vegas (1964)