Saturday, January 8, 2022

Mainstream: Movie Review

Loneliness and unrequited love.
Mainstream has ended up on the wrong side with critics and audiences. Everybody says they understand its message and then comes up with a different message than the person before them. Obviously a movie has missed the mark if nobody can agree on what its saying just that it did so badly. I’m not going to argue that my interpretation is correct, but it does ring true throughout the movie for me.   2021

Directed by: Gia Coppola

Screenplay by: Tom Stuart, Gia Coppola

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Being the Ricardos: Movie Review

Nostalgic and engrossing.
Making a drama about a comedy. I love Aaron Sorkin but turning I Love Lucy and its beloved star into a tawdry-esque drama is just asking for public backlash. I’m not surprised I’m on the other side of this than the majority of other critics and viewers, just disappointed. Being the Ricardos is a very quintessential Sorkin tale of old Hollywood. He loves the history of sitcoms and how writing and politics collide. And if you do as well, this is worth your time.   2021

Directed by: Aaron Sorkin

Screenplay by: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem