Episode 183 – LOGAN LUCKY

Episode 183 – LOGAN LUCKY

Talkin' LOGAN LUCKY with Andrew James.
Decade: Reflecting on Ten Years of Writing The Matinee

Decade: Reflecting on Ten Years of Writing The Matinee

Ten years of film. Ten years of love. Ten years of life.
DETROIT

DETROIT

How did we get here?
LADY MACBETH

LADY MACBETH

Don't get distracted by divine dresses; this is a story of cold calculation.
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Reaction: I’M NOT THERE

After 12 screenings, and seven days, I still haven’t gone to a film I haven’t liked. But, I can say that so far, I’M NOT THERE (* * 1/2) was the film I’ve liked the least. The movie is a Bob Dylan biopic with a twist. In my reaction post to CONTROL, I mentioned that...

After 12 screenings, and seven days, I still haven’t gone to a film I haven’t liked. But, I can say that so far, I’M NOT THERE (* * 1/2) was the film I’ve liked the least. The movie is a Bob Dylan biopic with a twist. In my reaction post to CONTROL, I mentioned that...

Reaction: REDACTED

I don’t rattle easy when I watch a movie – REDACTED (* * * *) got me pretty good. It’s a fictional account of an alleged incident that happened in Iraq during the current gulf war. An incident which has since been redacted. The story goes that an American Marine unit stormed into a civilian...

I don’t rattle easy when I watch a movie – REDACTED (* * * *) got me pretty good. It’s a fictional account of an alleged incident that happened in Iraq during the current gulf war. An incident which has since been redacted. The story goes that an American Marine unit stormed into a civilian...

Let it Rain

Thoughts on a Wednesday MorningIt is Wednesday morning…isn’t it? My sense of time is slowly slipping away, but I’ll be alright. That rainstorm last night got to me in a few ways. My clothes from last night still haven’t exactly dried out, and I myself and trying to fight off a bit of a cold....

Thoughts on a Wednesday MorningIt is Wednesday morning…isn’t it? My sense of time is slowly slipping away, but I’ll be alright. That rainstorm last night got to me in a few ways. My clothes from last night still haven’t exactly dried out, and I myself and trying to fight off a bit of a cold....

Reaction: BODY OF WAR

Tonight I attended a screening that will join the ranks of my all-time greatest film festival memories. At 9pm tonight, I took my seat in the Isabel Bader for the premiere of BODY OF WAR (* * * *) a great new anti-war doc about Tomas Young, a young soldier back from combat in Iraq....

Tonight I attended a screening that will join the ranks of my all-time greatest film festival memories. At 9pm tonight, I took my seat in the Isabel Bader for the premiere of BODY OF WAR (* * * *) a great new anti-war doc about Tomas Young, a young soldier back from combat in Iraq....

Reaction: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Fair warning: These two reaction posts will deal very little with the actual plot of the films, since I have a lot to get to at this wicked-late hour… Back in May, I first saw the amazing trailer for Julie Taymor’s ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (* * *). From that moment, I knew I had to...

Fair warning: These two reaction posts will deal very little with the actual plot of the films, since I have a lot to get to at this wicked-late hour… Back in May, I first saw the amazing trailer for Julie Taymor’s ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (* * *). From that moment, I knew I had to...

Elsewhere

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Observations on a Tuesday MorningHalfway home…doesn’t the time fly when you’re having fun? The other morning I mentioned that even though LUST, CAUTION wasn’t as amazing as I had hoped it might be, I still wanted to give it another shake. Well, now I’m pretty sure I have to with news that it has won...

Reaction: LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

Tonight brought out the third standing ovation I’ve been witness to…and, yes I’ll go there again, the second potential Oscar nomination. Tonight, The Ryerson was packed for the premiere of LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (* * * *). Wonderfully directed by Craig Gillespie, the film is about Lars (Ryan Gosling) – a very sweet,...

Tonight brought out the third standing ovation I’ve been witness to…and, yes I’ll go there again, the second potential Oscar nomination. Tonight, The Ryerson was packed for the premiere of LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (* * * *). Wonderfully directed by Craig Gillespie, the film is about Lars (Ryan Gosling) – a very sweet,...

Ring the Alarm

Observations on a Monday Morning So there’s the Hatter. Laying in bed, looking panicked at his alarm clock that tells him that it’s 7:05 am. He knows he’s not supposed to still be asleep, but the problem is – he’s not sure where he’s supposed to be! Don’t worry – it came to me. After...

Observations on a Monday Morning So there’s the Hatter. Laying in bed, looking panicked at his alarm clock that tells him that it’s 7:05 am. He knows he’s not supposed to still be asleep, but the problem is – he’s not sure where he’s supposed to be! Don’t worry – it came to me. After...

Reaction: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

I’m not sure what I expected coming into NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. It’s directed by The Coen Brothers, but they’ve been on a bum streak lately (neither INTOLLERABLE CRUELTY nor THE LADYKILLERS did much for me). It’s based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy, but I thought the adaptation of ALL THE PRETTY HORSES...

I’m not sure what I expected coming into NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. It’s directed by The Coen Brothers, but they’ve been on a bum streak lately (neither INTOLLERABLE CRUELTY nor THE LADYKILLERS did much for me). It’s based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy, but I thought the adaptation of ALL THE PRETTY HORSES...