Author Archives: Alabama Liberal

“Eighth Grade,” “Juliet Naked,” “Searching,” “Mission Impossible 6,” “Sorry to Bother You,” “Blindspotting,” “Kin,” “Mile 22,” “3 Identical Strangers,” “Christopher Robin”

Some more new movies to talk about, most of which are actually good… Eighth Grade…One of the absolute best films of 2018. Hilarious, moving, and so realistic (in a way few “slice of life” indies truly are) some scenes are hard to watch since it could easily be a documentary. Elsie Fisher deserves a Best… Read More »

TON of Reviews: “Operation Finale,” “The Meg,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Happytime Murders,” “Mamma Mia 2,” “Teen Titans,” “Alpha,” “Equalizer 2,” “Darkest Minds,” “McQueen”

So many reviews, so little interest…Why not combine about 10 August movies into one super-review? The Meg…A film designed to make “The Shallows” or “47 Meters Down” look like masterpieces. I actually enjoy a good shark movie during the Summertime (both of the aforementioned got positive reviews from this critic), but “The Meg” isn’t even… Read More »

TON of Movie Reviews–“Cargo,” “Generation Wealth,” “Dog Days,” “Black Klansman,” “Ant Man 2,” “Puzzle,” “Spy Who Dumped Me” “Tau,” “Papillion,” “The Wife”

A bunch of random movie reviews that have nothing in common except I watched them all recently. Hey, I’ve got to post two months worth of movie reviews in a day, so things might get a little condensed… Cargo…An atypically low-key, emotional zombie film in which Martin Freeman (recently bitten) has to find someone to… Read More »

Movie Reviews: “7 Days in Entebbe,” “Set it Up,” “Truth or Dare,” “Peter Rabbit,” “Midnight Sun,” “Love, Simon,” “Pacific Rim 2,” “I Can Only Imagine,” “Extinction,” “Sherlock Gnomes”

Sometimes a movie (or 8) falls through the cracks, here now to pick it up… 7 Days in Entebbe…Home viewing is probably ideal for this smart hostage drama about Israel’s real-life attempt to rescue a plane that had been seized (by Palestinians and two German leftist-radicals who are a little too oblivious to their own… Read More »

What’s it Like Being an Alabama Liberal?

In my very first “Ask Me Anything” video, AL explains how Southern liberals are really the Spetsnaz commandos of liberalism, and coastal liberals (who haven’t been through half as much) should use us instead of calling us DINOs. By detailing a brief recent political history of Alabama–Don Siegelman’s incarceration, a non-existent state party, a vicious… Read More »

Movie Review: “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado” is Worthy of Your 4th of July Dollars

Another winner from screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (writer of not only the first “Sicario” but the best film of 2016 “Hell or High Water,” and writer-director of last year’s great “Wind River”) who at this point seems to do no wrong. While critics have been surprisingly harsh on this worthy sequel, fans will likely enjoy it–and… Read More »

Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” aka the Mr. Rogers Documentary

“The Mr. Rogers Documentary” might’ve been a better–albeit more artless–title for this stirring, roundly-acclaimed film since that’s pretty much how I have to describe it to people. [Just try telling people you’ve seen “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and after a few seconds of taking in their confusion, you’ll see the awareness flood onto their… Read More »

How GOP Got You to Hate Bill Clinton (and How They Stole Coolness)

AL recounts stories of how Bill Clinton (one of only 2 great Presidents in the last 50 years, 6 out of 9 of which were Republicans) got him to be a Democrat when he was a kid–and how Republicans have gotten you to hate Bill Clinton since then despite his leaving office with a budget… Read More »

Trump=Treason, so it’s OK to Hope he Fails

While defending Bill Maher’s recession comments–Trump’s policies make a recession inevitable, so why not sooner vs. December 2020?–AL explains that since Trump is committing treason (and not in the usual conspiracy theory “Neocons are for New World Order” or “Obama’s a Muslim” way), it’s okay to root against him. He also pushes back hard against… Read More »

Movie Reviews: “Hearts Beat Loud,” “Tag,” “American Animals”

Three films that pretty much have nothing in common except they’re all about different men assembling a team for an unusual project–whether it’s making a CD with your daughter, playing the same game of tag for thirty years, or stealing rare books from a college campus… Hearts Beat Loud…Nick Offerman plays an ex-musician and struggling… Read More »