Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (2021)

I went into “Marvel the Shell With Shoes On” expecting basically just a long form of his numerous YouTube videos. What I found was a deeply moving, often funny, sometimes tearjerkingly sad, masterpiece of a story. Marcel lives alone with his grandmother after an incident caused the rest of his family and neighbors to vanish one evening. The two share a house and soon find … Continue reading Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (2021)

Sorry We Missed You review

Phew, what a hard hitting film this is! Showing the everyday struggles of any lower middle class family living in today’s world. We meet the father who is landing what sounds like a dream job being a delivery driver. The boss makes it sound like he’ll be his own sort of private contractor (where in reality, he’s working for the delivery company and gets pushed … Continue reading Sorry We Missed You review

The Batman (2022) review

Wow, what can I say about Matt Reeves’ take on The Batman? After nearly a decade of Snyder & Affleck nearly ruining cinematic Bat adventures for me (seriously, Batman using MACHINE GUNS and KILLING PEOPLE?! I mean, could you miss the point of the character’s backstory anymore? Especially when so heavily relying on the “Martha” reference to tie your “Snyderverse” together?) Ok, enough of my ranting … Continue reading The Batman (2022) review

“The Power of the Dog” review

Phew, what a heavy ride this film is! This is not by any means a “feel good” film. It’s a rough, take no prisoners, assault on the emotions. Not just for one character either. Basically every lead character has a defining arc of pain and loss throughout the entire film. Speaking of characters, what an incredible cast Jane Campion has assembled! Benedict Cumberbatch (Phil) and … Continue reading “The Power of the Dog” review