Zig-A-Zig-Ah 2019

The most anticipated new release of 2019 will—fingers crossed—have Robert Mueller’s signature on it. Apologies to anyone who mistakenly thought “stay in my lane” would be among my New Year’s resolutions… The good news is that we will have an ample supply of cinematic shenanigans to distract us from the ongoing abject failure of our […]

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Nobody Knows Dick

A solid, empirical argument could be made for putting writer/director Adam McKay’s Vice on a year-end movie list. What’s uniquely weird is that the film does enough to justify a spot on either a “Best of 2018” or a “Worst of 2018” collection… A biopic that refuses to clearly show what makes […]

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Battered Fish Schtick

Alleged musician Pitbull’s cover of Toto’s “Africa” plays as Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) fly into Africa. There’s also a scene where he wakes up on a boat to find her staring off into the distance, pensively playing a recorder. Nicole Kidman kills a television with a trident. Black Manta […]

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Cutting Room for December 2018

If there’s one movie that Neil DeGrasse Tyson can’t shit on from a scientific standpoint, it’s Flubber. If there’s a second, it’s quite obviously Home Alone. This whimsical holiday treatise on the laws of physics is finally getting the scientific respect it deserves. Maybe. On Dec 11 at 7 pm, Film Streams will screen the […]

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Ho, Ho, Hold Up…

Admitting you’re wrong is an act of self-awareness that now transcends the qualifications for the US presidency. These days, simply entertaining the possibility that a long-held belief may be faulty should put you in line for sainthood. Get ready to possibly slap my mug on a candle… For years now, I have been […]

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Leave It, Stallone

Dolph Lundgren received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering. Sylvester Stallone received money for making eleventy billion sequels and holds Donald Trump in high regard as a “Dickensian character.” The fact that Creed II was co-written by the latter may help explain why it feels […]

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Widows’ Pique

Writer/director Steve McQueen’s Widows proves Viola Davis can make literally anything work on screen. Can Viola Davis issue a sincerely chilly, ominous warning whilst holding a fluffy white dog named Libya? She can. Can Viola Davis make you cry during a wordless funeral scene, just from how she puts on a pair […]

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