Over the past three decades, the Coen brothers have established themselves as a staple of American cinema. Not only have they written and directed some of the most quintessential works of the past thirty years, but their filmography is almost as eclectic as that of Spielberg or Kubrik. Every film that the duo makes has a different setting and atmosphere than the one before, something that I find very commendable. In 1996, the two brothers made the now-classic Fargo, a very risky entry in their diverse collection of works. Continue reading Fargo Movie Review
To be honest, my knowledge of modern Bill Murray films is a bit lacking. I haven’t seen any of his collaborations with Wes Anderson save Moonrise Kingdom, and most of my knowledge of his work involves the classics such as Ghostbusters and his work on SNL. I’m trying to catch up on the Murray that I’ve missed in the last few years, and since 2005’s Broken Flowers was on Netflix, I thought that I’d try it out. Continue reading Broken Flowers Movie Review
Modern comedies aren’t a hit with everyone, especially when it comes to the crass ones that come from talents such as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Some audience members love these films, and others find the humor in them to be juvenile and overly dependent upon the harsh language in use. Personally, I believe that this completely dependent upon the film and the script being used. Some of these movies put the otherwise immature jokes to good use, while others aren’t quite as tactful, and come off as a much more distasteful work. The latest release featuring the talent of both Rogen and Goldberg, Neighbors, leans on the more inventive side of this spectrum, and I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this film. Continue reading Neighbors Movie Review
For those who don’t know, 22 Jump Street is the sequel to 2012’s 21 Jump Street, a gut-bustingly funny film about two undercover cops named Schmidt and Jenko, played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, respectively, acting as high school students in an attempt to blow the lid off of a drug ring operating within the high school. 22 Jump Street finds the two playing the part of college students trying to uncover the source of a new drug called “whyphy” being distributed throughout a nearby college. Continue reading 22 Jump Street Movie Review
When I first heard about the movie “Her”, I thought that it seemed like the kind of film that would play into the juvenile humor that you would expect from such a movie. The concept of a man dating his OS brings all sorts of images to mind. I was sure that there would be some sort of joke involving the phone’s vibrating feature, and I was certainly expecting some sort of scene where the main character looks up naughty images while talking to his AI companion. I also thought that there might be some sort of ridiculous message in the film involving all of the other characters being disgusted at the thought of this man dating his OS, while they should really just accept him for who he is.
Of course, I was completely wrong. Continue reading Her Movie Review