Friday, August 30, 2019

Walt Disney, part XVI: Who cares for you? You're nothing but a pack of cards


ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Initially wearisome, but ultimately a fair bit of fun, Alice In Wonderland is still minor Walt Disney—as the man himself agreed.

1951
Directed by Clyde Geronomi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske

Spoiler alert: wake up, Alice

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Frady cat


THE PARALLAX VIEW

The only conspiracy thriller so opaque you need to invent a conspiracy theory just to explain it to yourself.

1974
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Written by David Giler, Lorenzo Semple Jr., and (allegedly) Robert Towne (based on the novel by Loren Singer)

Spoiler alert: high

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Elementary, my dear Pikachu


DETECTIVE PIKACHU

A decent-enough frivolity to waste 104 minutes with, and apparently I had more fun with it than I thought.

2019
Directed by Rob Letterman
Written by holy cow, that's a lot of people to write a Pokémon movie

Spoiler alert: Slightly higher than moderate

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

You know I can't let you leave without tapping that ass one more time


DEATH PROOF

The car chase movie to beat them all, and that's only the beginning of its appeal.

2007
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino

Spoiler alert: since there's no use talking about it without talking about it, high