This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
| CAROLE BASKIN |
| FED HER HUSBAND |
| TO THE TIGERS |
[No. 70 /// 2020]
[Chain Reaction Challenge — #6/100]
What can I say about Waitress that I haven’t already said in an earlier rambling review?
Well, as it turns out, quite a bit. Because this brilliant film isn’t streaming anywhere anymore, and that’s downright criminal to me. Even worse, its only physical release is an outdated DVD with the most bare-bones of features. So instead of just complaining about it, I decided to complain about it and do something — so I wrote up…
It’s impossible not to compare this to the John Wick franchise, given they both sprouted from the kicky-punchy mind of Derek Kolstad, but I was delighted by how different Nobody turned out to be — likely a result of Ilya Naishuller’s brilliant and exhilarating direction.
And the core casting of Bob Odenkirk, the RZA, and Christopher Lloyd as a quirky family of government-trained killing machines? Just a thing of beauty. We truly love to see it.
[📽: iTunes Rental]
[No. 37 /// 2021]
Well, friends, I have some good news — it only took 30 years, but our long national nightmare is over... for I have finally seen the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow-helmed action-crime film Point Break.
The real scene-stealer here, in my opinion? Gary Fuckin’ Busey. Every line is a perfect take, and the energy he brings is just magical. Pure beautiful chaos. Everyone else was great too, but that’s my main takeaway.
Also, “the Ex-Presidents” is a fantastic gimmick for a team of bank robbers — especially one made up of anarchic philosophical surfer boys.
[📽: HBO Max]
[No. 36 /// 2021]