Posts Tagged ‘movie reviews’

shorts: 16

Posted: August 31, 2021 in Arts
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Short film reviews to suit our short attention spans. If your attention holds, more can be found here.

Nomadland (2020) – A beautiful, if a bit over-romanticized, chronicle of living in America without a permanent home. (3) – 08/31/21

Waiting for Guffman (1996) – This take on the classic trope of “putting on a show” is sublimely brilliant. (3½) – 08/31/21

Dumb and Dumber (1994) – Check please! (4) – 08/31/21

Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) – Potentially fascinating historical drama offers no evidence (more…)

shorts: 15

Posted: November 20, 2016 in Arts
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Movies are an escape. Now is a good time for a little film diversion, dontcha think? And there are plenty more where these come from.

Words, The (2012) – This mildly interesting tale of plagiarism gone horribly wrong is unnecessarily multi-layered. (2) – 11/20/16

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) – Will Ferrell shines in this quiet gem exploring the weird cosmic connection between an everyman and neurotic novelist. (4) – 11/20/16

Age of Adaline, The (2015) – Harmless fluff about (more…)

shorts: 14

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Arts
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Game, The (1997) – Extremely engrossing, well-acted puzzle continually stretches, before finally snapping, any reasonable measure of plausibility. (2½) – 08/31/16

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) – Not one false note in this compelling and melancholy story of a (more…)

Many people share their opinions without being asked. We here at Trask Avenue honor that tradition with our periodic one sentence movie reviews. For additional highly subjective assessments, click here.

Martian, The (2015) – The story of an astronaut stranded so far away often hits so very close to home. (3½) – 7/18/16

Walk on the Moon, A (1999) – Strong performances bolster this ordinary (more…)

My current attention span leads to this latest installment of Shorts.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) – Graphic novel sensation translates to quirky, extremely likeable film with Cera battling Winstead’s seven evil exes. (3½) – 7/8/12

Thrill of It All, The (1963) – Harmless sudsy comedy follows Day’s journey from (more…)

First 2012 entry of quick and dirty movie reviews cleverly called “Shorts”. Each review is limited to one sentence not exceeding twenty words. For the complete list of movies reviewed to date please refer to the Shorts page. And away we go!

Dick (1999) – Overlooked and sublime comic gem about two teenage girls, Richard Nixon and Watergate. (3½) – 1/18/12

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Riveting, dark and (more…)

shorts: 2

Posted: December 11, 2011 in Arts
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About a month ago a new irregular segment was introduced where I give snap reviews of ten totally random movies. The rules are simple. Reviews can only consist of one sentence not exceeding 20 words. The rating system is the widely used 4 star one, with ½ star increments. After posting I’ll add each new entry on the “Shorts” page listed above. Not much more to say other than here are today’s selections.

Airport ’77 (1977) – Disaster film in more ways than one with lots of old movie stars trying to chew non-existent scenery. (1½)

Cedar Rapids (2011) – Quiet slice of life movie about (more…)