A MAN CALLED OTTO

Otto (Tom Hanks) is a grump who’s given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol (Mariana Trevino), leading to a friendship that will turn his world around (IMDB). Hanks gives an absolutely spectacular… Continue reading A MAN CALLED OTTO

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A MAN CALLED OTTO

In 2016, one of my favorite films of the year was an international movie called A Man Called Ove, based on a novel of the same name by Fredrik Backman. Starting off 2023, director Marc Forester and screenwriter David Magee have adapted Backman’s book into an American version of the story starring Tom Hanks. While… Continue reading A MAN CALLED OTTO

M3GAN

As usual, I try to avoid trailers, promotional videos, or any spoilers before going into a movie. And since I had a rather busy autumn/winter awards season, watching tons of movies, that wasn’t too difficult for me to evade anything regarding M3GAN. All I knew was that it was a movie about an advanced doll,… Continue reading M3GAN

A MAN CALLED OTTO

Just prior to attending this screening, the usual thought prevailed within my mind. Is this just another inferior American remake of a superior film made by another nation. However, in order to answer that question, I would have to watch the previous version. To give a better context, A Man Called Otto is an American… Continue reading A MAN CALLED OTTO

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Coker’s Film PICKS and TOP 10- a review of the Year

Laurie’s End of Year Award Picks – 2022 Best Director The Fabelmans – Stephen Spielberg Til – Chinonye Chukwu Living – Oliver Hermanus Elvis – Baz Luhrmann RRR – SS Rajamouli Best Actor Collin Ferrell – The Banshees of Inisherin Daniel Craig – Glass Onion Bill Nighy – Living A Man Called Otto – Tom… Continue reading Coker’s Film PICKS and TOP 10- a review of the Year

BABYLON

Debauchery. Sure, it exists and Hollywood runs the show. An all-star cast and wild, showy moments can’t save an overly-ambitious disjointed storyline in Babylon, starring Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Diego Calva. Writer/director Damien Chazelle’s over three-hour-long film is ultimately a colossal, over-done messy in which his stars flail around as drunken, narcissistic fools, with… Continue reading BABYLON

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THE PALE BLUE EYE

Great things happen when a director can set a mood and carry it successfully throughout a film. Director Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye is a mystery that’s more about its grim and grisly tone than originality. And Cooper creates an atmosphere of intrigue that resonates throughout the eerie story. The film is based on Louis Bayard’s… Continue reading THE PALE BLUE EYE

BABYLON

Whiplash, La La Land, and First Man are all movies that absolutely sold me on, and made me a fan of, filmmaker Damian Chazelle. So, I most definitely went into Babylon with great expectations. After sitting though the exhausting 189 minutes of Chazelle’s newest, I was reminded that almost every filmmaker has that one movie… Continue reading BABYLON