About twelve years ago I watched my mother very rapidly go from being partially blind, which she had been for almost sixty years, to being competely blind in the span of just a few months. Watching Riz Ahmed portray the grief of a loss of something that is so vital to our humanity brought me back to my mother's fits of crying and anger during that time of her vision loss. She could not accept that her own body and…
"What do you want me to do, go on television and tell 3 million people they have to be nice to each other? Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorker's God-given right!"
A classic case of sequelitis where the skit is stretched too thin and the film seems to openly distrust its characters and its audience. The acidic daft magic of the first is gone and in its place is something far more commercial, plain…
A methodical, meticulously crafted batshit ride down the rabbit hole where there's no coming out the other side. What a hell of ride this was to watch at one in the morning!
It took me years, a decade even, to watch this but I have finally popped my Obayashi cherry and boy I am oh so glad it was Hausu.
Cringe - Verb
\ ˈkrinj \
1: To shrink back, bend, or crouch, especially in fear, pain, or servility; cower
She cringed in a corner and started praying after having watched Amazon's new iteration of Cinderella.
2: To feel very embarrassed or awkward; react with discomfort
Some of us cringed at the speaker’s tactless comments regarding his admiration for Amazon's Cinderella.
3: Cinderella (2021)
The 2021 adaptation of the classic fairy tale directed by Kay Cannon…
"Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless."
"They caused an explosion!"
"Is this true?"
"Yes it's true." [...] This man has no dick."
A fine, if silly film, that is one giant skit with questionable/ridiculous SFX stretched to its breaking point but still works because of the comedic chops on display, Ghostbusters has somehow become bulletproof populist entertainment. I wish I loved it more.
Also, I miss Rick Moranis terribly.