One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is, in many ways, a unique film — and not just because it’s only one of three films (the others being It Happened One Night and The Silence of the Lambs) to receive the top 5 Oscar wins: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Adapted Screenplay. Not an easy feat, to be sure.
The Personal History of David Copperfield is probably unlike any other period piece you’ve seen before. For one, there’s color-blind casting, which could cause serious eyerolls from racists and other folks who may claim to be non-racist but prefer more “traditional” (i.e. white) casting in order for the stories to be more historically accurate. But, I believe all-white casting to be boring and not with the times.
Bad Education is a made-for-television movie that is really good enough to have been released theatrically, although because it was produced by HBO, that’s where it aired. Thankfully, though, it does mean it’s easy to watch if you are an HBO or HBO Max subscriber (of which I am the later).
Always Be My Maybe may, in some respects, be considered a standard romantic comedy — especially with its numerous predictable elements and stereotypically terrible significant others — but it finds enough ways to keep the genre fresh and interesting without seeming to cater to anyone in particular.
In case you can’t tell from some of my reviews, I was on a bit of a horror kick. Maybe being trapped inside my house made me want to feel even more uncomfortable? Or maybe it’s because I’d realized my newfound love for the genre, and not just in recent films.
I watched Downhill on Valentine’s Day, and I can imagine that it’s not exactly the best date movie; but fortunately, I went with my mom. Downhill is the American remake of the acclaimed Swedish film Force Majeure.
I had heard many things about Taika Waititi’s latest which, like Thor: Ragnarok and others, he not only directed but stars in — this time, as the one and only Adolf Hitler, but as an imaginary friend of 10-year-old Nazi fanatic Jojo (newcomer Roman Griffin Davis).