There are two things you should know before reading my Joker review. Continue reading →
I feel a little anxious about giving away passes to see Joker, and it has nothing to do with how uncomfortable Joaquin Phoenix makes me feel on any given day. No, Joker makes me anxious because I’ve never screened a movie that the FBI and US Military have issued official warnings about. I don’t know why this particular film feels more dangerous than others, but the FBI thinks Joker has the potential to incite violence and is asking audiences to be especially aware of their surroundings when seeing it. Continue reading →
Years ago, I posted a blanket request for Good Books to Read on social media. Someone suggested The Goldfinch, which I picked up and hated so much that I actually started reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt before I even finished it. I loved that book, because it was funny, but also because it felt like something horrible could happen at any minute, like a Tarantino flick. They managed to capture that tone with the cast for The Sisters Brothers movie, including Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and, holy crap, Rutger Hauer! So, feel like seeing The Sisters Brothers EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
New in theaters this week is the latest from director Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice.” It’s based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon and is the very first time one of his books has been adapted for the screen. I’m not familiar with Pynchon’s work but from what I understand, his books are even more incoherent than this movie.
It opens on a shabby beachside home in 1970, where Private Investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is sleeping off a buzz when his ex-girlfriend Shasta shows up. Shasta is played by Katherine Waterson, who just might be the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen. She has this incredible body and thank GOD we get to see her naked eventually. If I looked like Katherine Waterson, I would never wear clothes again and my kids wouldn’t even be embarassed. They would say, “Have you seen my naked Mom? SHE LOOKS AWESOME!!!” Continue reading →