Schrader is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some of us like our tea as dark as the blackest coffee on a cold, bleak morning.
There are no surprises. Just misery in waiting.
If you’re a fan of Ahmed, give this a spin. It’s not unusual to see him play a significantly challenged individual. We’ve never seen him play a father. He does both well until the story runs out of steam and decides it’s going to go the route of Smokey and the Bandit II.
This is a brief tale that lacks any amount of pretension that might be present in a longer film.
The most complex parent gets the title of the film, if only because we know, eventually the daughters will get all of the glory. Talk about inspiration. Talk about greatness. Talk about The Williams Sisters.
This is fine, for an inexact start.
The hard thing about period pieces is those who make them are subject to the sensibilities of the time they are being made.
There is entirely too much flashing, and not enough here for which to back.
See this film if you want to experience the calm after the storm.
If you can handle a story with real tension and digital countdowns, start here.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is an above average thriller (with an awful title) where women are allowed to shine without making the film look too woke for the willing suspension of disbelief.
Minari is the type of film that feels more like a moment in time that can forever change the life of the person who experiences it.
I have never come across someone who has a bad thing to say about Rain Man, but if it were released today, I am sure someone could complain. Thank God it came out in 1988.
You won’t be moved to smile by The Quarry. You will be moved, though.
There is a tacit understanding within the bounds of Promising Young Woman that men of college age and above are perverted cowards at best, rapists at worst.
What was just a courtesy of response to me for a friend earlier now has an experience behind it that has added colors my world. Let it color yours, too.