#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

#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

#139 Film in 2022: Avatar: The Way of Water

https://youtu.be/a8Gx8wiNbs8 3.5/10 I really want to like James Cameron. After watching his entire filmography, including his documentaries that no average movie goer saw, I did see many bright spots in the 1980s and 1990s. “The Terminator”, “Aliens” and “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” are all fantastic action films that helped define their respective decades and pushed … Continue reading #139 Film in 2022: Avatar: The Way of Water