- Queen & Slim, 2019 - ★★★ December 9, 2019There's quite a bit to like about Queen & Slim, particularly as it pertains to the relationship between the two. Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith have strong chemistry. Kaluuya really shines in moments where Slim is racked with guilt. There's an exchange between them late in the film that destroyed me a bit. The script leaves a bit to be […]
- Rocketman, 2019 - ★★½ December 9, 2019Is there a more dull and trope filled genre than the music biopic? I don't know. But about 30 minutes into Rocketman, I came to the realization that no matter how you dress it up, no matter how uniquely you incorporate the music and artist hardships, I simply don't think there is a way to hook me into a music biopic.Rocketman's whimsical fanta […]
- The Garden Left Behind, 2019 - ★★★ December 8, 2019The Garden Left Behind is important for its representation and unapologetically telling its story on behalf of those whose stories don't get told. I commend the movie for that. However, the movie didn't work quite as well for me specifically because it was so message focused. It quickly becomes more of a vehicle for delivering its messages (all of […]
- Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2019 - ★★★★½ December 8, 2019There's a moment late in Portrait of a Lady on Fire where one character wakes up in bed before the other and stares at her lover still sleeping. It's a look that brings out that feeling of waking next to someone you love and having that yearning and security in knowing that it is one of countless times you will wake up next to them. It's a loo […]
- A Hidden Life, 2019 - ★★★ December 8, 2019Pretty slow, which isn't a surprise as the story kind of demands a slow burn to show us the inner pain and turmoil of the characters. It's gorgeously shot and haunting, at times, in its slow tension building. But there wasn't enough there to justify all the long stretches of rehashing ideas and sentiments through voice over. It makes for a rea […]
- Richard Jewell, 2019 - ★★★ December 7, 2019I sincerely wonder if Olivia Wilde watched Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and decided Elizabeth Banks' comedic take on 90s journalists was accurate enough and did the same.Really though, Olivia Wilde is in an entirely different movie and it feels so forced and incongruous to the rest of the movie. Richard Jewell is a serviceable enough award […]
- Queen & Slim, 2019 - ★★★ December 9, 2019
Daily Archives: February 12, 2013
Hello. I’m the Obsessive Viewer. Welcome.
I decided to start this blog because more and more people are embracing an addiction to screens and with far more viewing options than we’ve ever had before, it’s really easy to get a fix.
We’re living in a time where the entertainment industry is competing with rapidly evolving technology to deliver content as conveniently as possible. People are watching Boardwalk Empire on tablets on the commute to work. They’re watching The Avengers while jogging on the treadmill and streaming Netflix on their lunch break.
We are no longer shackled by arbitrary schedules and show times. And the amount of content at our fingertips is extraordinarily overwhelming.
So allow me to use this blog to be your enabler. My goal is to help feed your addiction with thoughts, recommendations and general discussions about entertainment news and the various movies and TV shows I’m consuming at any given time.
Don’t be afraid to join the discussion and be sure to follow me on my various social media pages. The links can be found in the About the Blog section of the menu at the top. I’ll get all the links put up soon.