War for the Planet of the Apes

I quite liked the first one in this series, didn’t care much for the second and wasn’t interested in seeing this one, but it got such good reviews I ended up there. It’s quite good and, in my mind, lays to rest the question of whether performance-capture actors deserve acting accolades, while it’s also too…

Baby Driver

I was almost going to take a pass on this one, because I’m just so sick of car chases and people shooting guns, which now seems to make up the bulk of the vast majority of new films. But, you could say, if movies can now only be car chases and people shooting guns, if…

Camelot

King Arthur Daze continue here at CdM as I finally watched Camelot, which I have never seen. I’m actually quite illiterate on classic musicals anyway, being a Bad Gay™, so they’re all kind of new to me in a pleasant way. Ironically, at the moment I was checking out, the video store had on the…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I was obsessed with the Spider-Man cartoon as a child. I had to be home every day for Spider-Man (and then there’s the story about how my mom took me to Toys R Us to “Meet Spider-Man in person” and made her wait in line for three hours before deciding I was too scared to…

Twin Peaks: Episodes 5-8

I didn’t feel a need to write any more about the new Twin Peaks … until the incredible Episode 8, which was almost a full hour of beautiful, incomprehensible art film short on logic but packed with, as the kids say, “the feels.” The feels are largely what you have to go on in this…

Beatriz at Dinner

The kind of quiet movie I don’t often watch anymore because of a number of factors… including watching fewer movies overall… it’s also a quite good, small, thought-provoking, carefully written and acted little film that’ll stay with you and give you plenty to think about. Salma Hayek plays Beatriz, Southern California massage therapist and energy…

Knights of the Round Table

You’ll just have to put up with me and my King Arthur obsession until I move on, although during this time… you might just learn more about Arthuriana than you ever cared to know! For one, you might be surprised to know that, for such a massive cultural figure, there are actually quite few movies…