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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Welcome to Marwen (Amazon)

After watching, we had to look up the real person that the story was based on and see his amazing pictures.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The 21-Word Review: The Old Guard (Netflix)

A passable streaming action comic book movie, but it bothered me that the fast healing immortal had multiple non-healed ear piercings.

Monday, July 20, 2020

The 21-Word Review: One Summer by Bill Bryson

I picked this up at a used book sale. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy Bryson's prose. I should buy more.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Selma (Amazon)

In the summer of 2020, this movie should be required for anyone who thinks that they understand the Civil Rights movement.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Sinister (Netflix)

Yet another horror movie that my daughter made me watch with her. There were some interesting ideas in there, I suppose.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The 21-Word Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Amazon)

When scientists perfect cloning, perhaps we should make a few more Mr. Rogers. Then again, if one goes rogue, we're toast.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Planet Terror (Amazon)

I would love to have been in the room when the effects artists were told what insanity was expected of them.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Hamilton (Disney Plus)

I've seen it live. I have it memorized. I restarted my Disney subscription just to see this. I may a problem.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The 21-Word Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix)

It's about time someone put those haughty Icelanders with their powerful mass media presence and attractive film stars in their place.

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.