“Lady Bird” is exactly the type of movie I love, a coming-of-age story taking place over the period of a year, the most important and complicated year in a young person’s life.
“The Post” is not the best journalism movie I’ve ever seen, but it’s clearly a win for journalism, it’s suspenseful, especially for knowing the ending, and it’s great Meryl Streep.
The filmmakers don’t care what Tonya Harding knew. That absence of judgement gives you room to just enjoy the movie, which is creatively filmed and excellently acted.
The filmmakers didn’t set out to make a movie about sexual awakening and female activism. They wanted to make a movie about a tennis match we all know the result of, and they failed to see where the story wanted to go.
It’s no wonder while looking for a reference point for this biopic musical mashup that I couldn’t find one. Because it’s a counterintuitive approach to telling a dramatic, biographical story.
“Three Billboards” becomes a lot of things along the way. It can be a murder mystery, a story about physical illness, a statement about policing and racism, a satire. And you may latch onto a different story than the one I did.
I’m reviewing this while most of the rest of the world is writing about “The Last Jedi.” Sue me. I’d never seen “The Force Awakens,” nor had I realistically planned to, but by happy accident I got to.
“Jim & Andy” is strange, a documentary revealing long-locked-away footage of what it was like behind-the-scenes with Jim Carrey during the making of “Man on the Moon.” …