On a superficial level, Cha Cha Real Smooth is extremely similar to Shithouse, Cooper Raiff’s debut from 2020.
Walk the Line has two undeniable things going for it: both lead performances.
There is a fine line between an “impressive” performance and a “great” one, and I think Jamie Foxx treads that line throughout the entirety of Ray.
Sometimes my critical faculties are short-circuited and I can only gush. Here goes.
I’m not sure a film has ever grown on me more than Teen Beach Movie, the Disney Channel musical from 2013.
Max Keeble’s Big Move is 100% tween boy cheese, but it’s exactly the kind of cheese I love: wish fulfillment and larger-than-life middle school shenanigans delivered with more heart than expected. Let’s not mistake it for great cinema, but let’s also not toss it to the dustbin just because it will never be in the Criterion Collection.
Dumb and Dumber is a comedy where many of the broadest, best-known gags have lost their luster, but the the stuff on the fringes absolutely slays me.
Batman Begins remains one of the great comic book movies because Christopher Nolan captures a really compelling tug of war between two competing forces: gritty realism and operatic mythmaking.
I was 14 when The Transporter series kicked off, which is the absolute perfect age to be enraptured by its fun-spirited but immensely dumb action shenanigans.
Imagine you are a seventeen year-old boy. One burden-free summer day, you and your buddies get hopped up on Dr Pepper. The sun is shining. It’s the golden era of your youth.