Criterion: High and Low (****) Parasite from the age of the morality play

The director's master of wide screen is such an art by this point that it feels like an entirely different story is being told for long, wordless passages.

Criterion: Yojimbo and Sanjuro – The Masters at play (****1/2)

It's a pleasant consequence of having the skill to turn above average into the unforgettable. These films should not be important bedrock films. Yet here they are, standing head and shoulders above, almost 60 years later.

Netflix’ Eurovision Song Contest…(***1/2) is spectacularly regular

EuroVision Song Contest - The Story of Fire Saga - 2020 Director David DobkinScreenplay Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele based on Eurovision Song Contest by EBUStarring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Melissanthi Mahut The first surprise when watching the newest Will Ferrell film is that EuroVision Song Contest is actually a thing. It's … Continue reading Netflix’ Eurovision Song Contest…(***1/2) is spectacularly regular

You Should Have Left (***) doesn’t stay long enough

You Should Have Left - 2020 Written and Directed by David Koepp based on the novel by Daniel KehlmannStarring Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Essex, Geoff Bell, Lowri-Ann Richards You Should Have Left is a good story that could leave one wondering about the basis of one's reality. Bacon is Theo Conroy, a widowed writer … Continue reading You Should Have Left (***) doesn’t stay long enough

Forgotten Gem: Hud (*****) Horseman, pass by

Hud may take liberties with the original material, but the greatness of the story shines through. It's a remarkable story that feels timeless. If you want to understand humans a bit more, you should give it a try.