• Queenpins

    Queenpins

    ★★

    #OneTweetFilmReview #Queenpins Too many flat improv'd jokes fill an already aimless & undecided plot (not even the semi-funny #BuddyCop aside can salvage). Adult potty humor just to fill an extra five minutes, really?! #HowOldAreWe #IExpectedMoreKristen #SaltLakeCityShoutOut

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★

    #OneTweetFilmReview #TheEyesofTammyFaye Come for the #OscarWorthy JChas perf (forced innocence/ignorance bleeding through all that makeup!), stay for the hilarious but scathing spotlight on RW religion/televangelists. #2Corinthians11v13 #IThoughtYouLikedBettyBoop #DietCoke

  • Worth

    Worth

    ★★★

    #OneTweetFilmReview #WorthNetflix It takes too long for Keaton to find his empathy & go the human (rather than numbers) route: just like the real #InMemoriam theater at #GroundZero, the genuine stories of 9/11 hero/ines are the most moving & influential. #SpotlightLite

  • Come From Away

    Come From Away

    ★★★½

    #OneTweetFilmReview With catchy music + an interesting story, #ComeFromAwayonAppleTV is another solid entry in 21's musical resurgence (multiple roles for the small cast made character vignettes a little too hard to follow)...how did I miss this on Bway?! #WelcomeToTheRock

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    The Killing of Two Lovers

    ★★★★

    #OneTweetFilmReview #TheKillingOfTwoLovers Was Casey Affleck not available? Gyllenhaal? Producers should've put up more money to get a bigger name for David; better casting & this could've been something special (shout out to #KanoshUT!). #ManchesterByTheMountains #NonEmpathy

  • Chaos Walking

    Chaos Walking

    ★★½

    #OneTweetFilmReview #ChaosWalking You can feel the #DevelopmentHell effect as 5 or 6 #GoodOnItsOwn #scifi plot points get mashed into a convoluted mess. This is nothing like Ness's brilliant novel & that's a shame. #TheKnifeOfNeverLettingGo #ReleaseTheKaufmanAdaptation

  • Respect

    Respect

    ★★★

    #OneTweetFilmReview (#Belated) JHud is the only perfect part of #RespectMovie (pregnant @ 11?!), an otherwise #AllTooFamiliar #WikipediaEntry #Biopic that's so popular nowadays (#GoDeeper). Nice to begin & end w/gospel (#AmazingGraceDoc). #WipingTheSweatOffTheQueenOfSoul

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    #OneTweetFilmReview (#Belated) #ShangChi is the most un-Marvel-ish @MarvelStudios movie in a long time, of course I liked it! Great #KungFuFantasy cultural world-building (#BlackPanther) w/color & sound & truly #UnMarvelous camera editing (#SevenSeconds)! #TheRealMandarin

  • Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

    Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

    ★★★

    #OneTweetFilmReview #BobRossDoc Jr.'s perspective shows the iconic painter in a tender, funny & slightly scandalous new way, leading to a familiar cautionary tale of intellectual property & namesake (how did Steve get NOTHING?!). #HappyAccidentsBetrayalAndGreed #Capitalism

  • Together Together

    Together Together

    ★★★½

    #OneTweetFilmReview #TogetherTogether Harrison & Helms are brilliant showing how different versions of love are possible (I was never uncomfortable with & always pleasantly pensive of the situation, just like them) when humans connect/unite (what an appropriate ending!).

  • Beckett

    Beckett

    ★★½

    #OneTweetFilmReview #BeckettNetflix JDW is very sincere in a movie that really isn't. "Hey, let's put a guilty grieving man who's clearly PTSD in the middle of unrelated international espionage & a corrupt cop kidnapping conspiracy...all in Greece!" "Yeah, that'll work!"

  • Misha and the Wolves

    Misha and the Wolves

    ★★★★

    I have a special place in my film-watching heart for #TruthIsStrangerThanFiction stories that couldn't be sold as Hollywood scripts because they're so unbelievable, they are my favorite documentaries because the medium is perfect.

    So many twists and turns in Misha and Jane's story, with a great "unmasking" moment by the producers that totally caught me off guard!

    We humans are capable of such lofty ideals that hide actual lowly defeats.