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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Revolver Lily (ANA In-Flight)

Sometimes it can be interesting to see a familiar plot (outcast assassin) through the lens of an entirely different cultural background.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The 21-Word Review: The Meg 2: The Trench (ANA In-Flight)

A movie that saves investors’ money by not wasting dollars or renminbi on things like continuity techs or scientific script consultants.

Monday, November 27, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Munich by Robert Harris

Recommended by a bookstore employee, I had trouble getting into it but was entranced by the time I reached the end.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

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

An ok movie can be turned into a great movie by a casting director. More fun that it should be.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Asteroid City (Delta In-Flight)

Have we considered the possibility that Wes Anderson movies are simply elaborate and weird practical jokes played on modern movie critics?

Saturday, October 14, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Babylon (KLM In-Flight)

If viewed as a long, meandering novel to be enjoyed on an intercontinental flight, it's a classic that deserves higher praise. 

Friday, October 13, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Stimulant (KLM In-Flight)

A bargain Blade Runner, but who says that interesting ideas can't be re-evaluated on film and given different and interesting twists?

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Chevalier (KLM In-Flight)

How depressing to know that there have probably been hundreds of geniuses throughout history never discovered due to obscene, unjustified prejudice.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

I'm relatively certain that I've read this one before, but I didn't figure that out until I was on the plane.

Sunday, October 08, 2023

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

The child next to me on my overseas flight recommended the "fire and water" movie. She has pretty good film taste.

Saturday, October 07, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Delta In-Flight)

I am willing to define this as a worthy end to the Indiana saga so long as no more are made.

Friday, October 06, 2023

The 21-Word Review: The Flash (Max)

Flashes of brilliance showing that DC could rival Marvel with better writing, but no more time-travel superheroes should be made.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The 21-Word Review: The Woman King (Netflix)

Either the Wakanda designers did deep research or The Woman King designers cribbed from Wakanda. I would like to know which.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The 21-Word Review: The Little Mermaid (2023) (Disney+)

Dunwoody Ariel has a lovely voice and was passable, but I don't understand why someone thought this movie should be made.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The 21-Word Review: They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix)

Covering every one of the most popular Black community conspiracy theories so well, you'd think it was a Jordan Peele movie.

Monday, September 25, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Cocaine Bear (Netflix)

Elizabeth Banks is a talented actress, accomplished director, and beautiful woman. When we meet this film will be my first question.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Heart of Stone (Netflix)

Gal just isn't believable throwing large men around like they were dolls unless she is wearing the Wonder Woman costume.

Friday, September 22, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Bird Box Barcelona (Netflix)

This is how sequels should be done. Same world, but turned upside down and a new, unique story told by a villain.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Oppenheimer

Brilliant, but I don't understand why it was pushed in an Imax format. It's the definition of a character-driven movie.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Grant by Ron Chernow

I have enjoyed spending the last few months with the general, who was much maligned and poorly taught in Southern history.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 (Disney+)

I was supposed to see this in a real theater with real people and then I got Covid and couldn't. Shame.

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Barbie

I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world. Life in plastic. It's fantastic. Come on Barbie, let's go party. (ah, yeah)

Monday, July 17, 2023

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

A truly beautiful movie. I like this more introspective Spielberg and look forward to his future movies showcasing his early infancy.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

The 21-Word Review: 65 (Netflix)

How is it possible to build a movie around dinosaurs, space ships, and Adam Driver and still have it be dull?

Saturday, July 15, 2023

The 21-Word Review: Attack the Block (Amazon)

America is lucky that our ETs arrive in suburbia, have glowing fingers (not teeth), and generally don't eat their teenaged discoverers.