The overstuffed and awkwardly unfunny Amsterdam proves the old Hollywood adage, “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.”

By Scott Cole Director: David O. RussellStarring: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek Amsterdam is a frenzied and manic movie. It feels like watching a filmmaker have a panic attack in real-time. As the story staggers along like an inebriated man attempting to walk, writer/director David O. Russell thinks... Continue Reading →

Malcolm & Marie (2021) Review

MALCOLM & MARIE (L-R): ZENDAYA as MARIE, JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON as MALCOLM. DOMINIC MILLER/NETFLIX © 2021 Returning home from an awards show, filmmaker Malcolm and his girlfriend, Marie, play into their deepest insecurities, leaving their relationship reeling. For the most part, the film itself plays out in real-time, emphasized by the number of long takes, and... Continue Reading →

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