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Monday, July 13, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)

Spike Lee needs to keep making movies, and we as a universe need to find a way to encourage him to.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The 21-Word Review: The Disaster Artist (Netflix)

Is it not amazing that in today's fully connected, always on, media saturated world that someone can exist that is unknowable?

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The 21-Word Review: I Am Mother (Netflix)

Much better than expected, especially considering the two-human cast. It's nice when a movie isn't predictable, even at the end.

Friday, July 10, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Priest (Netflix)

Reminded me of the movies that I would watch on "all movie" channel 46 when it debuted in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Tolkein (HBO)

One of the actors in the foursome framing the story looked so much like my daughter's friend that it was distracting.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (HBO)

I just found out that I get HBO Max included with my AT&T fiber internet, and so the family watched ... this.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Vivarium (Amazon)

Is it really a complex metaphor for today's society or just a wickedly weird film designed to freak you out completely?

Monday, July 06, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

It's still a fictionalization, but it's much closer to reality than the 300 movie. More than 300 Greeks died at Thermopylae.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Lovebirds (Netflix)

If you hate movies where leads consistently make stupid decisions that get them in trouble, then this is not your film.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Mort by Terry Pratchett

I've been meaning to read Pratchett for years. This seemed like a good time to take a break from serious nonfiction.

Monday, April 13, 2020

The 21-Word Review: 1917 (Amazon)

The single take technique never lets the tension diminish in this masterful film that certainly deserved the Academy's Best Picture consideration.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Onward (Disney+)

Three weeks into a pandemic lock down and spring break coming up means it's time to try the Disney+ free trial.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Just Mercy (Amazon)

A couple of actors from superhero movies take off their spandex costumes and play a couple of real world heroes.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Spencer Confidential (Netflix)

I would have had no idea it was loosely based on the TV show if they hadn't named a character "Hawk".

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Train to Busan (Amazon)

I can only imagine that this Best Movie is even Better if one has a deeper understanding of the Korean culture.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The 21-Word Review: What If? (Amazon)

I've been in quarantine long enough to agree to watch romantic comedies with my wife. It can't get too much worse.

Monday, April 06, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic

Perhaps the best retelling of the story. Not a sensationalist shark tale, but an incredibly thorough and engaging recounting of history.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

The 21-Word Review: The Aeronauts (Amazon)

If they were going to change the real story this much, why did they have to make the scientist a stereotype?

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Rambo Last Blood (Delta In-Flight)

I'm getting so stir crazy from the COVID quarantine that I'd watch this again just to be able to fly somewhere.

Friday, April 03, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Midway (Delta In-Flight)

One of my earliest memories was building a shoe box diorama for my elementary school report on the Battle of Midway.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Us (Delta In-Flight)

I'm not sure if we should encourage Jordan to make movies or find a way to get him back into comedy.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Rocketman (Delta In-Flight)

It's a shame this came out so close to the Queen movie. It's arguably a better movie and more honestly made.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Gemini Man (Delta In-Flight)

Perhaps it would have been a better film if made 10 years ago with a computer-aged Will Smith. Perhaps not.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Doom (Netflix)

All you need to know is it has the chainsaw, the shotgun, and the BFG. No plot, but who expected one?

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Harriett (Amazon)

We get the watered-down version of Harriet in school. After this, I'm fine with her replacing Jackson on the twenty.