Blog

#1 VOD Film in 2023: Rise Roar Revolt (RRR)

https://youtu.be/AVVO3Yat_Bw 5/10 Acclaimed worldwide surprise hit “Rise Roar Revolt” or “RRR” for short, writer/director S.S. Rajamouli’s movie is now Oscar nominated for Best Original Song with “Naatu Naatu”, meaning it was time for me to check it out, as I do with all Oscar nominated movies. From Telugu cinema AKA Tollywood, “RRR” certainly has strengths … Continue reading #1 VOD Film in 2023: Rise Roar Revolt (RRR)

#3 Film in 2023: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

https://youtu.be/9tfemzaMkoU 5/10 Another year gone and another generic musical biopic to forget about in a few weeks. “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” came out a whopping 15 years before this movie, lampooning the clichés of musical biopics but that film remains relevant all these years later as we get another run of the mill … Continue reading #3 Film in 2023: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

#2 Film in 2023: The Pale Blue Eye

https://youtu.be/ddbL9jvg77w 8/10 Writer/director Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”, “Hostiles”, “Black Mass”) has been hit or miss in his filmography with not much in the way of consistency. His last movie, for example, 2021’s “Antlers”, (5/10) was extremely mediocre and Cooper’s weakest movie to date. Fast forward just one year (“Antlers” was delayed multiple times due to … Continue reading #2 Film in 2023: The Pale Blue Eye

#2 Netflix Film in 2023: White Noise

https://youtu.be/SgwKZAMx_gM 3/10 From one of the most pretentious writer/directors in Hollywood, Noah Baumbach, comes his latest movie, an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Don DeLillo. To be fair, Baumbach’s last film, “Marriage Story” (9.5/10) was his masterpiece and in my humble opinion, the best film of 2019. However, “Marriage Story” … Continue reading #2 Netflix Film in 2023: White Noise

#140 Film in 2022: Empire of Light

https://youtu.be/HdMPTgYi-0w 6.5/10 Another film unfairly lambasted by the “critics” on Rotten Opinions, writer/director Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” may ill in comparison to some of his other films (“American Beauty”, “Skyfall”, “1917”) and have flaws, but there is a lot to admire, some brilliant performances and the top talent in all of Hollywood behind the … Continue reading #140 Film in 2022: Empire of Light