I Got Hitler On My Mind [Jojo Rabbit]

Due to the strangeness of certain decisions in the film, as well as an overarching public narrative about it being too odd, it’s easy to dismiss Jojo Rabbit as ludicrous and silly. This is especially true in the beginning of the film, before it descends into more familiar WWII terrain (heavy despondency and meta-commentary about how weContinue reading “I Got Hitler On My Mind [Jojo Rabbit]”

[Nightcrawler] Movie Review: An Uncomfortable Relationship

Nightcrawler was released in 2014, and since then has, very unfortunately, become more and more prescient in its understanding of the escalation of news and the complicated relationship we form with documentation of life.  That was a fun sentence… here is what I mean… Nightcrawler displays subtle genius in the scenario it uses to commentContinue reading “[Nightcrawler] Movie Review: An Uncomfortable Relationship”

I Can’t Beat It [Manchester By The Sea]

I knew I would like Manchester By The Sea, and I assumed I would love it.  I was right.  But it took a couple years on my watch list, and six months of being available for free on Amazon Prime before I watched it. Because as much as I knew I would like it, I knewContinue reading “I Can’t Beat It [Manchester By The Sea]”

Noteworthy Book-Movie Adaptations

This isn’t a list of the best book-movie adaptations, or a list of movies that are better than the books or vice-versa. I just think these are some of the most interesting combinations of film and writing that I have come across and of which I have something to say.  Jurassic Park Whenever I getContinue reading “Noteworthy Book-Movie Adaptations”

The Not-so Repetitive, Repetitive Approach Of [Palm Springs]

Love stories and life have three things in common (sorry for the bullshit opener but I swear this will work)…  They get monotonous An amazing person can help get you through them Palm Springs provides a fresh take on them The layers of commentary in Palm Springs leaves the movie open for so much significance and interpretation, butContinue reading “The Not-so Repetitive, Repetitive Approach Of [Palm Springs]”

The Glare Of The [Friday Night Lights]

My first exposure to Friday Night Lights (movie, book, and TV show) was through the responses from others who had seen the film or show (not many, if any, had read the book) and were heavily involved in football (some in Texas). Unexpectedly, this offered me a unique vantage point on the impact of the story, whichContinue reading “The Glare Of The [Friday Night Lights]”

Dream Heist Team [Inception]

Inception is a very particular type of heist movie, but it is a heist movie, and as with all heist movies, Inception has a clear designation of roles on the heist team. The characters are designated like so… Extractor: CobbIn charge of the overall plans for the job. Point Man: ArthurIn charge of research and details in the executionContinue reading “Dream Heist Team [Inception]”

The Soundtrack for [Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga]

I’m not sure if Eurovision is a good movie. I think I am supposed to know but often with comedies like this we need to wait and see how it sinks into culture via quotes and memorable scenes. I suspect it won’t (although I’m already seeing ‘Play “Jaja Ding Dong”’ memes) and therefore will not be aContinue reading “The Soundtrack for [Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga]”

Is [My Week With Marilyn] True?: Based on a true story

Michelle Williams is so jaw-droppingly amazing as Marilyn Monroe, that when the movie finally ends, and the credits roll, and you remember once again that this was a film and not a documentary, it is impossible not to ask whoever was sitting next to you, or murmur softly to yourself… Was that all true? It mayContinue reading “Is [My Week With Marilyn] True?: Based on a true story”

The Shape Of Characters In Pixar’s [Up]

This piece is by a contributor to Did You blank It? (not Mr. Blue) who wishes to remain anonymous. If you are interesting in contributing to the site please don’t hesitate to contact. Disney Pixar’s Up is a masterpiece that leaves sentimental saps, such as myself, in a state of emotional disarray. I rose andContinue reading “The Shape Of Characters In Pixar’s [Up]”