Review – Much Ado About Anderson (“The French Dispatch”)

There is only one Wes Anderson and nobody writes or directs a movie like him. His odd, symmetrical, and weirdly looking film style is unlike anybody else’s in Hollywood. Even his animated films (Isle of Dogs, The Fantastic Mr. Fox) are visually stunning. So, let’s dig in, shall we?  An acquired taste, Anderson’s films are…

Review – Ewe’ll Never See This Coming (“Lamb”)

With a very weird and twisted screenplay by first-time director/writer Valdimar Jóhannsson and poet, novelist, and Bjork songwriter, Sjon, this Icelandic import from A24 Films is moody, creepy, strange, and gives you a case of “what-if’s” with its unusual plot. Somewhere in the desolate outback of Iceland lies the lonely sheep farm of hard-working farmers,…

Review – Color Me Confused (“The Green Knight”)

The epic tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has been around since the 14th Century, told and retold in film and TV. This version is by visionary writer/director David Lowery, who brought us 2016’s Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story, and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Imagine an ancient tale told with the cinematic brilliance…

Review – It’s A Hard Knox Life (“Stillwater”)

Co-writer & director Tom McCarthy read about Amanda Knox, her 2007 murder arrest and trial in Italy (see 2nd movie review below), and that gave him the inspiration to write this fictional movie. So, you might say this movie is “ripped from the headlines”, right? Without so much as a backstory, flashback, or newspaper clipping,…