“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” solidifies Melissa McCarthy as one of the best performers working today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvJIaNsf_bY Everyone loves a good con artist story. They’re usually, speedy, energetic capers about the follies of living too fast and too hard, only for the harsh realities to come swift and vengeful. Notables that come to mind are Catch Me if You Can, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Made, all movies with … Continue reading “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” solidifies Melissa McCarthy as one of the best performers working today

Spike Lee is back in top form with the electrifying BlacKkKlansman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tOgMCH0Xn8 There’s no reason on this earth why a movie called “BlacKkKlansman” should not be fantastic. The title is fascinating (and given one more “k” than its source material for added effect); the premise is the kind of mixture of ridiculous and riveting that makes you stay up all night researching the whole damn story; … Continue reading Spike Lee is back in top form with the electrifying BlacKkKlansman

Manchester By the Sea is an ocean of fantastic performances and mesmerizing dialogue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsVoD0pTge0 Manchester By the Sea is a stunning, heartbreaking, restrained, bittersweet and often funny look at loss and how people deal with it. It’s a movie where the big moments are played small, and soul-bearing cries are internalized. The lives of the characters are so intoxicating in their intricacy and thin layer of black comedy … Continue reading Manchester By the Sea is an ocean of fantastic performances and mesmerizing dialogue