Here’s the 3rd and final part of my Kevin Smith Retrospective. I’ll just cut to the chase. Here are links to Part I and Part II in case you missed them. Enjoy and follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter, if you haven’t already.
- The Assistant, 2019 - ★★★★ November 26, 2020The calm anxiety that flows throughout this movie is impressive. The Assistant showcases the monotony of daily life for Jane while keeping the more dramatic elements in the background. It shows us how normalized abhorrent behavior is in this setting and the effect is fantastic. There's a scene between Julia Garner and Matthew MacFayden that is masterful […]
- The Personal History of David Copperfield, 2019 - ★★★ November 25, 2020It's about what I expected. There's some whimsy to the story and Dev Patel does a fine job with a strong supporting cast. But I really wasn't captivated by the story. The more dramatic moments felt a bit hollow and unearned to me.
- Da 5 Bloods, 2020 - ★★★ November 25, 2020Ultimately, Da 5 Bloods is a perfectly fine movie. Delroy Lindo's performance is without question the highlight of the movie. An incredible performance.But the way Spike Lee incorporates breaks in the story to flash news footage of events of the era really makes the whole thing feel disjointed. I absolutely loved the way he ended BlacKkKlansman with foo […]
- Never Rarely Sometimes Always, 2020 - ★★★★ November 24, 2020Leaves a lot to think about. Very powerful and at times haunting performance from Sidney Flanagan. Talia Ryder and Théodore Pellerin give strong performances too. The scene that gives the movie its title is one of the best scenes I've seen all year.
- Buffaloed, 2019 - ★★★ November 24, 2020It's not a surprise that Zoey Deutch nails this. She's really talented and Buffaloed is another in a growing line of titles she elevates with her charisma and energetic performance. Aside from her performance, the movie is okay. There are some solid supporting characters that keep up with Deutch as best they can. The stakes are high enough. Ultimat […]
- Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, 2020 - ★★★★ November 23, 2020Really inspiring. I thought it was just going to be about Camp Jened but that's merely a launching point for the revolutionary fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The way the documentary frames the camp as a place for the people in the camp to find themselves and grow as individuals leads to a beautifully poignant depiction of the fight for d […]
- The Assistant, 2019 - ★★★★ November 26, 2020