A period zombie TV show. Could be a much needed refresh for the genre?
It is actor Jake Gyllenhaal’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- END OF WATCH
- THE SISTERS BROTHERS
STAN & OLLIE ★★★☆☆
D: Jon S. Baird (Filth).
S: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Laurel & Hardy. The melancholic swansong of blockbuster entertainment careers is complimented by spurts of sharp banter. The make-up on John C. Reilly is distracting.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/stan--ollie.html
It is actor Brad Pitt’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- FIGHT CLUB
- OCEAN’S 12
- THE BIG SHORT
D: Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings).
S: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Peter Cullen, Dylan O'Brien, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, John Ortiz.
Feels like a pointless prequel, but is the least worst Transformers movie. More sequels should learn from its pared back volume of characters, while still maintaining the stakes. The action is a lot less, but comparatively coherent for this franchise. Likeable leads.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK ★★★★★
D: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy).
S: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Diego Luna, Ed Skrein, Pedro Pascal, Brian Tyree Henry, Teyonah Parris, Regina King, Dave Franco, Colman Domingo.
A cinematic cry of anguish. The best film of 2018.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/if-beale-street-could-talk.html
It is actor Jamie Foxx’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
- BABY DRIVER
- DJANGO UNCHAINED
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