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”

Can We Talk About [Fight Club]?

How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight? I know this title is in poor standing with the first two rules of Fight Club, but I started a series a while back called ‘Can we talk about [blank]?’ where we have conversations about movies with no clear topic inContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Fight Club]?”

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]”

This Is How I Win [Uncut Gems]

Is it possible for a movie to be good when you don’t enjoy any of it? Movie goers butt up against this question in many forms, from people asking them why anyone would pay to be scared in a horror flick, or when they unglue themselves from their seat after an intense war movie. ButContinue reading “This Is How I Win [Uncut Gems]”

I Don’t Like Elizabeth Holmes [Bad Blood by John Carreyrou]

This post is a representation of an opinion that was developed solely on my reading of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou I don’t like Elizabeth Holmes and that annoying piss-ant “Sunny” Balwani. They are awful people. They are self-centered, ignorant, reckless, naïve, arrogant, over-emotional, self-deluded, shameless bullies who are supremely bad at their jobs. AndContinue reading “I Don’t Like Elizabeth Holmes [Bad Blood by John Carreyrou]”

Mediocre [Mad Max: Fury Road]

Quotes are the lasting imprint of a film.  They enmesh the fictional story of the screen with the reality we inhabit. One of the great movie lines that has found life off-screen in our non-irradiated world is spoken in Mad Max: Fury Road.  I want to do the line honor, so that someday I may ride eternal, shinyContinue reading “Mediocre [Mad Max: Fury Road]”

Slang Dictionary [Mad Max: Fury Road]

One of the many amazing aspects of Mad Max: Fury Road is its storytelling through absorption. There is no leading dialogue that hints at what happened to the world, no text before the movie begins that catches us up on details of the setting, no scenes for the sake of cluing us in on character’sContinue reading “Slang Dictionary [Mad Max: Fury Road]”

Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)

With the re-emergence of Dune into the public discourse, my friend had the distinct pleasure of- right before quarantine locked us all down- bringing the original Dune to my house and having me watch it. I had read the book and I am following the anticipation of the next film, but I had never seen, or had the desireContinue reading “Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)”