Category Archives: What/Why/How

Documentary “Mountain” climbs high

“Their lure is a kind of madness.” What is it: Mountain is a documentary narrated by Willem Dafoe. It’s about…mountains. Obviously. And how we react to – and interact with – them. Should you see it: If you’re into sweeping … Continue reading

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“All I See Is You”

Nutshell: Blake Lively deserves an incredible film worthy of her talents.  You gets nearer to that goal, but still doesn’t make it. Weird, suspenseful and fascinating, yet this film drowns in it’s own sense of grandeur. Grade: C+ What is … Continue reading

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“Thank You For Your Service” is a must-add to your watch list

Nutshell: Jason Hall tells a story about three men returning home from Iraq, and turns it into a rallying cry for better post-service care for our Military.  Intense wartime scenes blend with heartbreaking realities after the characters come home, and … Continue reading

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The What/Why/How of “He Named Me Malala”

Sometimes a film is easy to sum up.  Sometimes it sucks so terribly, or shines so brightly, that a quick writeup is all that’s needed.  Onward, to He Named Me Malala! Nutshell: An interesting look inside the real life of … Continue reading

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The What/Why/How of “Black Mass”

Sometimes a film is easy to sum up.  Sometimes it sucks so terribly, or shines so brightly, that a quick writeup is all that’s needed.  Sometimes I’m tired and can sum up my feeling on a film because exhaustion apparently … Continue reading

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The What/Why/How of “American Ultra”

Sometimes a film is easy to sum up.  Sometimes a movie sucks so terribly, or shines so brightly, that a quick writeup is all that’s needed. Sometimes I’m on codeine cough syrup for summer bronchitis (WTF!!11!!) that a quickie is … Continue reading

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The What/Why/How of “The End of the Tour”

Nutshell: The End of the Tour is an incredibly realistic slice-of-life film involving a famous author and the reporter interviewing him for a piece in Rolling Stone.  The back and forth between these two characters gets into more than fame … Continue reading

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