Tag Archives: La La Land

‘In the Heights’ flat in every possible sense of the word

2/10 In the Heights is borderline unwatchable. Everything is bad. Alice Brooks’ cinematography is downright incompetent, and every decision by editor Myron Kerstein is questionable at best and obviously wrong at worst. Jon M. Chu is a weak director, befitting … Continue reading

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‘Soul’ also made me very uncomfortable

7/10 Soul is a charming and often hilarious movie about the desperate drive to live, both in the physical and spiritual senses. It’s a great watch, none of its flaws are damning, and I would recommend it for just about … Continue reading

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Eat shit, Disney

Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced big changes for upcoming ceremonies at the behest of the Disney-ABC Television Group that owns the awards ceremony broadcast rights through 2028. Among other changes meant to reduce runtime … Continue reading

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‘Greatest Showman’ not enough

4/10 The Greatest Showman has some lofty ambitions, but it’s just kind of shitty. The film is a heavily fictionalized account of the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and the founding of the circus in the 1840s and ’50s. … Continue reading

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The Open Bar Review – Moonlight

In which Paul and I discuss the 2016 Best Picture winner, La La Land Moonlight. 

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