Parklife – Blur

Jason: The first song on this album, “Girls & Boys” (sometimes written as “Girls and Boys”) really reminds me of college. Brad: Same here. I liked Blur before that song but as soon as I heard that song, I became obsessed with Blur. Not to mention, I developed a huge crush on Damon Albarn.  Jason:…

2019 Films

Ad Astra – A- (83%RT) A mesmerizing movie with a subdued performance by Pitt. I really enjoyed the ride. Aniara – B+ (70%RT) A bleek, existential, entirely disturbing film about a space colony devolving. Fascinating and I think it would make a great series. Aladdin – B (57%RT) It’s better than you think it’s going…

2018 in Films

A Fantastic Woman – A- (90%RT) In the immediate aftermath of her partner’s death, trans-woman Marina, has to navigate prejudice with his family. Poignant & classy. A Quiet Place – B+ (96%RT) Thank god her labor and kid’s birth is like 90 seconds long. A Simple Favor – B (83%RT) An over-achieving mommy blogger gets…

2017 in Films

20th Century Women – A  (89%RT) – A brilliant and beautiful performance by Annette Bening elevates this touching and funny film. It’s the companion film to Mike Mills’ Beginners (that was about his dad; this his mom.) All The Money In The World – C+ (77%RT) – J. Paul Getty was an asshole. American Made – B+…

2016 in Films

Movie My Grade RT% Mini-review 10 Cloverfield Lane A- 90% This superb “sequel” (side-quel?) is a study in quiet, disconcerting, terror.  You won’t see what’s coming next and you don’t want to know. Terrifying in every way. A Man Called Ove B 92% This faithful book adaptation about a cranky old man who just wants…

2010 in Films

  In order of release date: –Shutter Island: DiCaprio as a 40s cop investigating a disappearance at a mental asylum. A moody, slightly trippy, frustrating film with a cliched ending that I felt robbed from the rest of the story. B- –The Ghost Writer: MacGregor hired to ghost write the Prime Ministers memoirs and uncovers…