The Flamboyant Flair of Rocketman Sets a New Bar for Music Biopics

I’m not sure where the current surge of baby boomer music movies came from, but it looks like it’s here for a little while longer. After the rocking songs of Queen took music biopics to new heights at the box office last year, Hollywood has its eyes set on The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen-influenced movies … Continue reading The Flamboyant Flair of Rocketman Sets a New Bar for Music Biopics

Unicorn Store – Wonder, Magic, and Growing Up Without Losing Yourself

To say that Brie Larson is having a good year would be a bit of an understatement. The Oscar-winning actress smashed through the patriarchy and box office records with Captain Marvel, and less than two months later is set to reprise the role of Carol Danvers in Avengers: Endgame, a little film that’s all but guaranteed … Continue reading Unicorn Store – Wonder, Magic, and Growing Up Without Losing Yourself

“The Best of Enemies” is This Year’s Green Book, and That’s Not Good

Will we never learn? With the wound of the  offensive and irresponsible Academy Award winning Green Book still open and bleeding, Hollywood has, after only a little more than a month later, bestowed upon us yet another plain, sanitized look at racial tensions in the South during the 60s and 70s. The Best of Enemies isn’t quite … Continue reading “The Best of Enemies” is This Year’s Green Book, and That’s Not Good

Climax – Dancing and Descending Into Madness

I have never seen anything quite like Climax, the hallucinatory, drug-and-sex-fueled hour and a half of chaos helmed by Argentine-French writer and director Gaspar Noé. At moments it is beautiful, at others it’s manic and depraved, and at others it’s transcendent of its own art form. It’s horrifying, hypnotic, seductive, and impossible to look away … Continue reading Climax – Dancing and Descending Into Madness