Review – Eye Of The Beholder (“I Feel Pretty”)

Pretentious clap-trap or meaningful self-help awareness? You can decide with Amy Schumer’s newest movie about a chubby girl that gets knocked in the head, wakes up, and suddenly thinks she’s a beautiful supermodel. Sorta like a female version of Shallow Hal meets The Wizard of Oz. * * Schumer is Renee Barrett, a schlubby working…

SFIFF61 – A Day Spent Crossing “Boundaries”

The Worst Show on the Web has been covering the San Francisco International Film Festival for ten years now. We’ve screened, reviewed and discussed well over one hundred films – some great, some good, and some real clunkers – and conducted numerous interviews over those ten years. This year’s festival, the 61st, runs April 4…

Review – Don’t Drink And Drive (“Chappaquiddick”)

Do you remember this? In 1969, Senator Kennedy drove his car off the Chappaquiddick bridge along with his campaign worker, Mary Jo Kopechne. He lived, she died. But the controversy and ensuing cover-up that followed was the stuff of legend, conspiracy theorists, and this “based on actual events” movie. * * Jason Clarke disappears into…

Review – Cock-A-Doodle Don’t (“Blockers”)

The advertisements for this film depict a rooster along side the word “blockers”, so you can pretty much guess the REAL title of the movie was supposed to be C**k Blockers, but that FULL title ain’t gonna work on a movie poster, now is it? * * Ripping-off other (better) movies like Porky’s, American Pie,…

Review – A Howling Success (“Isle Of Dogs”)

There’s no denying it, Wes Anderson makes strange films. From his odd Grand Budapest Hotel to his delightfully quirky The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, his movies are guaranteed to be usual, weird, and very entertaining. This is his second stop-motion animated movie since his brilliant 2009 movie, The Fantastic Mr. Fox. * * In…

Review – Virtually A Game Changer (“Ready Player One”)

A loving homage to nearly every sci-fi, anime, fantasy, and gaming motion picture out there, this film will need repeated viewings because of all the many pop-culture references and visuals thrown in. Imagine a movie that has the Back to the Future DeLorean racing next to the Mach 5 race car from Speed Racer? How…