On the off chance that Nabisco wants to hire David Fincher to make a dark and gritty Oreo movie or something, let “Animal Crackers” serve as an example: A cookie, no matter how delicious, is probably not a firm foundation to build an aspiring film franchise on.
If you are going to make a romantic comedy with no romance and very little comedy, why would you want to tell this story?
In the course of just six months, we have published 100 reviews and written over 89,000 words. Since our formation, Static and Screen has had over 1,400 views from 300 visitors from 17 different countries. I’m very proud of how far we’ve come and look forward to the next 100 reviews.
While Holocaust scholars won’t learn anything new, they can at least take immense joy in listening to Shoah survivors tell their stories in their own words one last time. I know I did.
If you prefer your comedies with a significantly lower dolphin-penis-to-joke ratio, I’m sorry to say you’re out of luck.
Now that he’s well over 50, is it too much to ask that Ferrell grow up a little bit – or at least find some new jokes?
It asks an interesting question – Why have Indian Americans won Scripps 12 years in a row?- and forgets to come up with a compelling answer.
Pretty much the platonic ideal of a Netflix movie- silly and slight, but also charming and funny enough that it is never a total write-off.
True art exists not to be loved universally but to be endlessly debated. And there is much to debate in “Uncut Gems.”
“Becoming” isn’t an especially challenging film – not for its subject or for its audience. But it is often a good one – a sweet little hug of a movie with a compelling story of a powerful woman grappling with her own legacy and future.
“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive,” Walt Disney once said. And, indeed, animation can take people on amazingly impossible adventures. But when the mind of man conceives little, the films themselves falter.
Netflix’s “The Willoughbys” is perhaps the textbook definition of style over substance. But, oh my, what style!
It would have been easy for “Circus of Books” to become a sleaze fest given all the sex, pornography and lies going around. It is much harder to ground such a story in relatable human emotions, but that’s the nifty trick that Mason manages.
It’s not high art, or even a particularly shining example of its genre, but as a mildly amusing time killer, it gets the job done.
This is a story that everyone, young and old, should know. It inspires and provokes thought. It makes you cry and want to be a better person. Most importantly, “Crip Camp” makes people with disabilities visible in a way they often aren’t.
What it lacks in plot ingenuity, it more than makes up for in handcrafted niceness.