LeBrainBoy's 420-Character Film Review: Young... →
Theron reminds us she earned her Oscar in a sharply etched, anguished portrayal of a disillusioned, alcoholic ex-beauty queen’s attempt to reclaim lost high school glories, a performance deserving of Awards Season accolades. Director Reitman’s sly observance of corporate consumer culture accents screenwriter Cody’s brave, black-as-pitch dramedy; Cody reigns in her trademark...
LeBrainBoy's 420-Character Film Review: A Boy and... →
One of the seminal films (& ideal post-Thanksgiving fare) to emerge from an already visually rich, thought provoking & conviction challenging mid-’70s science fiction renaissance, Ellison’s novella received a faithful screen translation. Cited as visual inspiration for later post-apocalyptic films, L.Q. Jones invented the semiotics, archetypes, fashions & motifs of the...
LeBrainBoy's 420-Character Film Review: Tucker and... →
Hewing to the worthiest conventions & finest standards set down by Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy, writer/director Craig stuffs his over-the-top slasher comedy w/guffaws & gore, gore, gore. T&DvE isn’t laugh-a-minute & not every gag works, but when a gag fires on all cylinders profound hilarity ensues. Tudyk is a national treasure, worthy of immediate enshrinement at...