Andy becomes an authority on race car driving in the blink of an eye just by talking to Hurley Haywood and Patrick Dempsey. (Note: Andy is not by any means an authority on race car driving.)
Watch as Andy makes the likely ill-advised move of taking a potshot at one of 2018’s most beloved movies by holding it to a standard it was never interested in meeting!
One of the best oddball indies of 2019 to date, and one of the most daring, if not THE most daring, documentary of 2019 to date. Dig in.
This is “Us,” or: This is my piece on “Us.” This my piece on what happens when “Us” is given a second viewing and how the insanity and meaning packed into its ending fundamentally changes the experience of the film.
An album whose title belies the somewhat not-very-modern style of the band. But in a good way!
Remember, kids: If you can engage a thing you’re writing about more than once *before* you write about it, you should do that.
Andy tries to get an honest answer out of a filmmaker about the perils of casting a controversial figure in their movie, and he is sort of embarrassed for it.
Can a movie made in 1990 that’s only just now being released in theaters REALLY be called a 1990 movie? Maybe. But also maybe not. How about both? Either way, it’s a damn masterpiece.
Real talk: I wrote this piece just so I could use the phrase “jerkin’ your flerken.” Don’t act like you don’t adore me for it.
A free association (sort of) visual essay documentary film about Jamaica in 2019, Jamaica in the 1800s, and how the latter has shaped the former into a land of beautiful contradictions.
Oh no look out spoooooooilerrrrrrrrrrrrrs. (C’mon, like you didn’t see any of this coming.)
Happy “Captain Marvel” weekend! In the first of Andy’s *three pieces* about the new Marvel movie, an appreciation for Brie Larson and her fondness of baked goods and weight training, and how all of that hard work (and not hard work) reflects on the screen.
Another piece about “The Magicians”? Gosh, it’s almost like Andy really, really, really likes this show or something, and will not stop writing about it for as long as it’s on the air. It’s like if he could give “The Magicians” a hug, he would. Weird.
Don’t let the list of very long, nigh-unpronouncable Icelandic names overwhelm or intimidate you away from seeing this excellent Icelandic dark comedy. (“Dark comedy” in Iceland is kinda like easy viewing, though.)
One of my favorite movies of 2019 goes right alongside a new Netflix original comedy straight from down under in February’s Women In Film Spotlight. In March.
In which I elaborate on the magical deliciousness of Irish horror, which isn’t quite magical and certainly isn’t delicious but is mostly just, uh…horrifying. And great. All of this courtesy of A24’s “The Hole in the Ground.”
I swear to the Criterion gods, one of these days we’ll get a Criterion round-up live in the month it’s intended for. Just not this month. Maybe not next month. But one of these days! Anyway, “To Sleep with Anger” is incredible.
Andy interviews an Argentine-born French filmmaker whose work he’s followed since 2002, and ends up looking kinda foolish but it all works out in the end.