The Worst Film of 2018: The Hurricane Heist…F Skyscraper…D- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2: Crimes of Grindewald…D- Revenge…D- Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom…D- Mortal Engines…D- Uncle Drew…D- The Predator…D- Hotel Artemis…D- Dog Days…D The Spy Who Dumped Me…D Tau…D Mute…D Peter Rabbit…D Extinction…D Proud Mary…D Tomb Raider…D Show Dogs…D Rampage…D+ The Ritual…D+ Irreplaceable… Read More »
I’ve already covered some of this ground in “Best TV Characters of 2018” and “Best TV Moments of 2018,” so check those articles out for further details… 10. Who is America?…Shamefully underrated, masterful satire that fully explores (and explains) why we are so very, very far apart in 2018. Not all Cohen’s set pieces work,… Read More »
There so many great movie scenes in 2018, that I wound up having to expand the list to 12, and even then there were several I had to cut (like “most devastating ending” which belongs to The Kindergarten Teacher) Best Twist–“Tully”…I still don’t want to give it away for anyone who hasn’t seen it (the movie’s… Read More »
10. Homeland–President Keane Resigns…This season of “Homeland” was arguably the best in years, dealing with Russia, a weakened Presidency, and the corrupting influence of propaganda, both foreign and domestic. Yet no moment served as wish fulfillment better than President Elizabeth Keane (a wide-awake Elizabeth Marvel, showing how paranoia can destroy idealism) resigning for the good… Read More »
I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the majority of the Oscar nominees in the major categories, but there’s a better list to consider too: what films I love that should be nominated… Best Supporting Actress Who Should Be Nominated Note on “The Favourite”‘s Emma Stone: To me, she’s really the lead actress of “Favourite,” but for some strange reason her… Read More »
Very, very tough to get this list down to only 10 spots, so I had to take it to 12 (top that, “Spinal Tap”). And this is even with no new episodes of “Fargo,” “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” or “Mr. Robot” this past year. Even with that (seemingly) reduced competition, there are lots of shows I… Read More »
The good news is that I had a hard time filling up a full list of 2018’s Worst TV characters, and a very easy time filling one up for its best characters. The only bad news is that the following characters still exist. But who knows? The way things are headed, this list may not exist at… Read More »
AL gives his pick for the worst Pixar film ever made, a brief defense of the misunderstood “Cars 2” (the rare bumpkin-empowerment movie), and talks about why Pixar should stop making so many sequels.
On the 20th Anniversary of “The Truman Show,” I explain why it’s one of the best movies of the 90’s and one of my personal favorites of all time. A powerful religious allegory, a razor-sharp media satire, and a drama for the ages all wrapped into one movie; it’s the best film ever made that… Read More »
In the wake of “Solo”‘s flop, AL revisits the despised “Phantom Menace” and makes the case that it’s actually not the WORST “Star Wars” movie. He talks about the prequel trilogy’s real arc (the seductive lure of fascism) and ranks all the Star Wars movies.