Do you ever sit there and wonder, “what did Buffa think of that movie,” yet you can’t find my review? Or maybe you don’t need 1,000 words on whether or not you should watch the Tom Hanks movie. I am going to try and help with that.
Every week, I am going to fire the Dose Dispatch back up, as a way of providing snippets of my reviews in order to keep you in the loop. Oh, and in case you are on Facebook, head over to the DOB Facebook page, where we are posting all of my content as well as giveaways, questions, and possibly, a Q&A with drunk me. In the mean time, here’s a few thoughts on recent movies before I blast them out of the drafts folder for good.
Mads Mikkelson in Another Round:
“Playing a man seeing his life bypass the speed limit and spring ahead of him, the Danish actor finds plenty of juice inside Martin’s sad bones to squeeze. In a career full of mainstream villains and lonesome heroes, Mikkelson finds his best role yet in a man craving rebirth. Keep your eyes peeled for the last scene, which features a killer dance number by Mikkelson that should make my ‘best scenes of 2020’ list.”
“Soul is just another fine example of Pixar’s strengths as storytellers for both the young and old crowd. I like to think, once upon a time, a parent got tired of watching kids films solely designed for kids. So, they wrote adult-oriented stories with crayon instead, and found some wonder.”
Wonder Woman 1984:
“But the worst thing about this sequel is the lack of purpose. With a weak story and even weaker villains, this film comes off as overpriced filler. A need to churn a profit and maybe extend a story.”
Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom:
“A heartbreaking element spinning around the middle of a heartbreaking film, Boseman shows movies lovers his true colors in a role that should easily net him an Oscar nomination and quite possibly, the posthumous statue in April. This is not an example of a writer showing a late actor some polite grace. Boseman is just that good here.”
Rachel Brosnahan in I’m Your Woman:
“There’s mystery to Jean, and that’s all Brosnahan and Hart’s doing. This is like “Breaking Bad” if it were flipped to a female, and spun back into the 1970’s with a killer soundtrack. Be prepared to sing some Aretha Franklin after the credits roll here, because the music and score both carry a paddle in moving the story along.”
George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky:
“A touching adventure film that shows Clooney wearing three different hats-director, producer, and star. Talk about a timely film with a soulful kick. The Netflix Original (I bet Clooney and Cuaron shared some notes) is a wild concoction with flavorings from “Interstellar,” “The Martian,” and “Gravity,” the Sandra Bullock Oscar-nominated space opus that co-starred the seasoned actor.”
Joseph Puleo’s America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill:
“I appreciate documentaries that can grasp the heartstrings and tickle the brain. Move us emotionally while placing the mind on another level. Puleo doesn’t waste a minute of your time here. When you pack a film with so many homegrown Hill residents with stories to spare and swagger to burn, the excess simply isn’t allowed in the door. I was taken aback by the imagery, both historical and modern.”
Paul Bettany in Uncle Frank:
“Bettany doesn’t just try to understand Frank. You can read the character all across his face. He uses the slightest of facial expressions and various shorthand techniques to give a performance that ranks among the best of the year and the very best of his career.”
That’s all there is this time, folks. Small parts of movie reviews, hopefully just enough to make you follow the blog, like the Facebook page, and come back for more unfiltered doses next time.