Based on the meteoric rise and disastrous fall of women’s clothing business turned pyramid scheme LuLaRoe, Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason’s LuLaRich (2021) delivers a addictively compelling first half that feels a bit overextended by the time of its final lap. That being said, even with lackluster and inevitable result, this film still wows with crazy occurrences like surprise Mormonism, sibling marriage, and more. If you want the scoop on “girl bosses” and “boss babes”, Amazon Prime has you covered.
Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights (2005), Jon M. Chu‘s musical drama adaption In The Heights (2021) survived more than a decade of development limbo to land limply in the box office during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A fan of both stage and cinematic musicals, I really wanted to like the “universally acclaimed” In The Heights (2021). Unfortunately, it just did not live up it reputation with a painfully lackluster delivery and overcooked, hyper-commercialized…
“I take every failure hard. The one I took the hardest was The Thing. My career would have been different if that had been a big hit... The movie was hated. Even by science-fiction fans. They thought that I had betrayed some kind of trust, and the piling on was insane. Even the original movie's director, Christian Nyby, was dissing me.” – John Carpenter
Based on the Who Goes There? (1938) science fiction horror novella by John W. Campbell Jr. originally…
Joining rarified air alongside La Grande Illusion (1937), Z (1969), The Emigrants (1971), Cries and Whispers (1972), Life is Beautiful (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Babel (2006), Amour (2012), and Roma (2018), Bong Joon-ho’s dark comedy thriller Parasite 기생충 (2019) is only the twelfth foreign language film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (formerly the Academy Award for Outstanding Production).
Parasite (2019) is a difficult film for me to review because I found…