Because I like to rank things, here are the movies I saw in the theater in 2017 in order from best to worst.
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All That’s Wrong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Since there are no real problems in America or the world, I thought I’d write up some useless thoughts on Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
In Defense of Dunkirk
Movies, like anything, create polarization. I have a half-dozen friends and family members who say they didn’t like the movie Dunkirk. They, and certain critics, all cite the same two reasons. Most of them felt the movie lacked emotion; the rest didn’t like the way...
The Problem With La La Land
Think of the best musical of all time: Singing in the Rain. That alone has three songs you can hum right off the top of your head. There’s the title track, Make ‘Em Laugh, and Good Morning. Catchy, toe-tapping masterpieces, all of them.
Top 10 2015 Films
“Hey, dummy, you only saw nine films. And you’re cheating by putting three of them in the #1 slot.”’
I Loved, but didn’t Like, Furious7
Hollywood always takes the easy path. I wish they’d try harder.
The Character Study of Cinema
I remember sitting in a theater, watching Dances With Wolves. Behind me was an obnoxiously stupid woman who chitchatted throughout the film, and became especially noisy during one scene…
In Memory of Harold Ramis
Even from childhood, I read the credits in movies. It’s where I first discovered the name Harold Ramis. He would become a hero of mine.