The Top 10 Thanksgiving Films

Better Watch Out

Drinksgiving

Lady Bird

20 Weeks

Super Friends Justice League Spoilers in the Podcast

99 Insanely Interesting Gambling Movie Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

The Road to Mandalay

A Done Deal

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

The Top 10 Thanksgiving Films

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time to surround yourself with family you can barely stand and become a gluttonous mass of shame and regret after hours of ingesting the traditional holiday foods. It’s literally Christmas without the presents, so who the fuck cares? Skip to the candy canes, the spiced cider, and the delicious eggnog. Who needs … Continued

Better Watch Out

Director and co-writer Chris Peckover’s sets Better Watch Out up on a quiet, snowy night in an idyllic suburban neighborhood, only to upend it all with thrills and chills to spare. This review will be brief, because there’s a lot of twisted pleasures to be had here and knowing as little as possible will make … Continued

Drinksgiving

Drinksgiving is a film about a bunch of 30-somethings throwing a pre-Thanksgiving drinking party. Unnecessary drama ensues, friendships are tested, epiphanies are had, and then the credits roll. Peppered throughout its formulaic story are attempts at humor that even the most childish kindergartener would roll their eyes at. The script’s dialogue is dogshit stuffing fisted … Continued

Lady Bird

It strikes me as a funny coincidence that, after just having seen and reviewed LBJ, I should be watching and writing about a movie titled Lady Bird. Of course, this movie has nothing to do with any President, being concentrated on a Catholic teen girl in 2002 Sacramento – it’s just a happy cinematic parallel, … Continued

20 Weeks

The beauty of independent films is that they’re able to touch on subjects that the big studios would never touch. In her second film, 20 Weeks, director Leena Pendharkar focuses on the little-examined pre-parent stage in the life of couplehood. What happens to a couple when parenthood is thrust upon them? And what happens when … Continued

Super Friends Justice League Spoilers in the Podcast

It’s the Super Friends! The DC Extended Universe continues with Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, the Flash, Cyborg and Superman finally uniting to form the Justice League. Super friends in real life Anthony Ray Bench and Chris Gore unite to form an opinion about the latest DC movie offering. Beware of spoilers, shocking insights and radical … Continued

The Road to Mandalay

The acerbic art-house drama The Road to Mandalay, a Taiwan-Myanmar-France-Germany coproduction, depicts a story centered on the adversities of illegal immigration and comes embittered by an immoderate, destructive relationship. Burmese filmmaker Midi Z directs from a tight script of his own authorship, returning to the fictional film after releasing two documentaries in the last couple … Continued

A Done Deal

A hitman’s job is difficult and unpredictable, especially when your target leans toward the annoying side. This is the idea behind French-Canadian filmmakers Pierre-Marc Drouin and Simon Lamarre-Ledoux’s short film, A Done Deal (Une Formalité). Hitman Remy (Steve Laplante) has been hired by a Montreal mobster to kill Fernand (Richard Fréchette). Fernand is old and … Continued

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Music production elder statesman Jon Brewer brings us the beside-the-scenes story of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars guitarist (and so much more) Mick Ronson in his gripping documentary Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story. Even though I’ve been a Bowie fan for decades, it’s new material for me. The first part … Continued