by Alan Yudman What would you do for your brother? Would you give up your dreams to protect him and keep him safe? That is the question at the heart of THE SISTERS BROTHERS, the new western from director Jacques Audiard. Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly are Charlie and Eli Sisters. They are notorious … Continue reading THE SISTERS BROTHERS
by Alan Yudman Bo Burnham became famous making YouTube videos, so it makes sense that is the plot device around which his first movie, EIGHTH GRADE, is centered. Kayla is in eighth grade. She is at the end of eighth grade and getting ready for the completely new experience of high school. She is not … Continue reading EIGHT GRADE
by Alan Yudman Can you do me A SIMPLE FAVOR? Go see this movie. It is the best combination of comedy and noir, mystery-thriller. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. It is in reality a mystery-thriller that has some funny parts. Anna Kendrick is a Mommy-Vlogger who meets Blake Lively, the mom of one of her … Continue reading A SIMPLE FAVOR
by Alan Yudman I have read plenty of reviews that BLACKKKLANSMAN is the triumphant return of Spike Lee. Where did he go? Nowhere. He was here all the time producing, directing, going to Knicks games. You know.. being Spike Lee. Maybe those critics say that because this is a shocking return to movies like DO … Continue reading BLACKKKLANSMAN
by Alan Yudman GET OUT was last year’s ground breaking movie that was of a genre but really a biting social commentary. It was so good it won Jordan Peele a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. This year that torch has been passed to SORRY TO BOTHER YOU. Where get out was chiefly about race and … Continue reading SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
by Alan Yudman The Parrs are back. And the world is better for it. THE INCREDIBLES 2 picks up where the first movie left off. Superheroes are still illegal and the Parr family is still using their powers despite the risk. Now there is a billionaire mogul who wants to change the law and wants … Continue reading THE INCREDIBLES 2
by Alan Yudman AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Meh. This movie felt too long and too much. They seemed to try to pack in about three movies into one and still it wasn’t enough.. we have to wait for a part two next year. That is unless you were wiped out by Thanos’ finger snap. These … Continue reading CATCHING UP
It’s been a while. Months actually. It’s not that I haven’t been seeing movies. It’s just that I haven’t felt like writing about them. It’s not that I haven’t seen some amazing films. I have. I don’t necessarily want to blame it on Trump, but it does feel like the state of our country has … Continue reading MISS ME?