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#63 Film in 2020: Buddy Games

https://youtu.be/jDW2AUrTq-E 8/10 Two and a half years ago, the best comedy of 2018 and underrated gem, “Tag” was released. “Buddy Games” has shades of “Tag” where you have a predominantly male cast of grown-ups still playing childish games to keep their friendships alive. Comedy is obviously subjective but if you saw and enjoyed “Tag” like … Continue reading #63 Film in 2020: Buddy Games

#62 Film in 2020: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

https://youtu.be/ord7gP151vk 5.5/10 Adapted from August Wilson’s stage play, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” falls short of the previous Wilson film adaption, “Fences”, which came out four years ago. One problem both movies have is that the stage serves as a much better medium for these kinds of stories than a celluloid screen. By transferring the medium … Continue reading #62 Film in 2020: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

#60 Film in 2020: Fatale

https://youtu.be/tPWURGgKJ7o 4.5/10 Not to be confused with the 2002 movie, “Femme Fatale”, “Fatale” is a pretty standard thriller that doesn’t accomplish anything new, yet is still a rather fun time, making the movie fall into the “guilty pleasure” category. On one hand, we’ve seen plenty of movies like this before but better (“Fatal Attraction” comes … Continue reading #60 Film in 2020: Fatale

#59 Film in 2020: Monster Hunter

https://youtu.be/3od-kQMTZ9M 0.5/10 Perhaps the worst movie in an absolutely awful year, it feels fitting to close out a garbage year with a garbage movie. “Writer/director” (and I use those terms loosely) Paul W.S. Anderson seems to have actually gotten worse over the course of his career, having devolved from the “Resident Evil” movies which were … Continue reading #59 Film in 2020: Monster Hunter