Friday, September 30, 2022

Bros - Review


The newest trend with the last decade or so of romcoms is to call attention to the fact that it’s a romcom. A lot of them can’t balance that self-referential tone, but quite a few have turned that consciousness into something snappy and satisfying. Bros leans fully into the machinations of the genre, almost dipping into meta territory, and brilliantly showcases the skills of its star and co-writer, Billy Eichner.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Blonde - Review


Much has been made about the “highly artistic and experimental} biopic about Marilyn Monroe. From the NC-17 rating, to some questionable comments from the director, the film has been steeped in controversy since cameras started rolling. But its finally here, and there’s a lot to unpack.

Friday, September 16, 2022

The Woman King - Review

 Hollywood’s newest historical action-drama, The Woman King, showcases the often forgotten kingdoms of West Africa. With director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s latest film, the kingdom of Dahomey and its mighty Agojie warriors get the spotlight, and illustrate just how ahead of their time they were for the early 19th century. And leading this ferocious, unapologetic force of Dahomey women is their top general, Nanisca, another role in a long list of characters perfectly suited to showcase the talents of the great Viola Davis.