#130 Film in 2022: Spirited

https://youtu.be/tnAJntI3NNs 8/10 While there have been countless versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, most of them are either dated (the 2009 Robert Zemeckis version) or just flat out horrible (Billy Murray in Richard Donner's "Scrooged"). Due to Hollywood updating classics for “modern audiences” (generally never a good sign), I had lower expectations for what … Continue reading #130 Film in 2022: Spirited

#129 Film in 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin

https://youtu.be/uRu3zLOJN2c 7.5/10 Only the fourth feature length film from writer/director Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin” takes a rather odd and simple premise but is able to stretch it into so much more in this dark dramedy. I re-watched all of his films prior to this and checked out his debut short film which won … Continue reading #129 Film in 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin

#127 Film in 2022: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

https://youtu.be/-xR_lBtEvSc 5.5/10 I re-watched “Knives Out” before viewing this sequel, as I always do and my 7/10 rating for it still holds up. It had some cringe political nonsense thrown in for no reason and a couple of the younger characters received zero development but the story was clever, revealing the twist early on was … Continue reading #127 Film in 2022: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

#125 Film in 2022: Prey for the Devil

https://youtu.be/u_jJiZ2oZgs 4/10 A completely run of the mill exorcism movie, your enjoyment of “Prey for the Devil” will come down to your expectations. The movie hardly offers anything new we haven’t seen already in similarly themed movies. Demonic possession/exorcism movies are a large subgenre of horror movies and while there are a couple of aspects … Continue reading #125 Film in 2022: Prey for the Devil

#124 Film in 2022: Tár

https://youtu.be/Na6gA1RehsU 6/10 Writer/director Todd Field only had two feature length directorial efforts prior to this movie but both were widely acclaimed and received Academy Award nominations. 2001’s “In the Bedroom” was even nominated for Best Picture back when that meant something and 2006’s “Little Children” was also Oscar nominated and holds up extremely well. After … Continue reading #124 Film in 2022: Tár