By: Henry J. Fromage –
And now I present to you all that Los Angeles has to offer- namely all of the films on my short list to watch over the last several weeks!
169. Green Book
This will likely be your Grandparents’ pick for Best Picture, but that’s not entirely a bad thing. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen are a crackerjack comedic odd couple and the side of societal lessons sadly always stay relevant. Two Beers.
Luca Gugadino’s mind is a terrible place. Taking the shallow and bright slashing of the original to a grungy, gross, brilliantly insane psychological place, I have to really just sit back and slow clap. Man, that ending… Three Beers.
171. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy sinks all her teeth into the role of a lifetime as an acerbic writer with a minor felony predilection with the perfectly sassy and utterly untrustworthy Richard E. Grant in tow. Marielle Heller punches up a directorial echelon or three- this is certainly on my shortlist of best of the year. Two Beers.
172. A Private War
She might not end up with the same accolades as McCarthy, but Rosamund Pike certainly deserves them with this commanding performance as fearless and unavoidably disturbed war correspondent Marie Colvin. Director Matthew Heineman brings the same urgency and sense of danger as his stunning documentaries to boot. Two Beers.