By: Henry J. Fromage –
If you live outside of NY/LA movie nirvana, this is the time of year you get to catch up on all those Best Of Lists and Awards Contenders. I’m doing my damndest.
8. Justice League
Yeah, this is exactly the green-screened garbage the trailers promised it’d be. Ezra Miller’s Flash was fun enough, and Henry Cavill’s CGI’d upper lip is especially horrifying, but I can’t find much of a reason to recommend it outside of that. Five Beers.
This is perhaps barely a feature film, meandering about in Adult Swim rhythms as Brett Gelman endures one self-manufactured humiliation after another. It’s entertaining in a deeply schadenfreude manner, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t entertaining. Three Beers.
10. Molly’s Game
Aaron Sorkin directs a very Aaron Sorkin script about a very Aaron Sorkin hero- an exceedingly verbose misunderstood genius making a moral stand against all odds. The good news is, if all that Sorkin is something you already like, then you’ll love this- and he adds surprising directorial verve for a rookie to boot. Two distinctly flavored but still tasty Beers.
11. Wonder Wheel
Yeah, this was quite bad. Woody Allen’s latest opus to stale nostalgia and hysterical theatricality is staler and more hysterical than usual, falling off that thin line that made, say, Blue Jasmine work. I can’t recommend this except for the hardiest of Allen or Kate Winslet completists. Five Beers.