Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Grierson & Leitch Podcast: 'Moonlight' and 'Weekend at Bernie's,' Together at Last

The 40th episode of the Grierson & Leitch podcast focuses on Moonlight, but we also dig into the Jack Reacher sequel and American Pastoral. And, for our Reboot segment, we do an autopsy on 1989's Weekend at Bernie's. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

'Doctor Strange' Review

Sufficiently amusing and pretty exciting, Doctor Strange is the Marvel movie where I started suspecting that the MCU may be spreading itself too thin. Even though this is the first chapter in the adventures of the Master of the Mystic Arts, I feel like I've seen many parts of this film before. Doctor Strange is good-enough, which may not end up being good enough. My review is up at Screen International.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Barbara Lewis - "Hello Stranger"

The best movie of the weekend is Moonlight. In its honor, here's a song off the soundtrack.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Moonlight' and 'Boyhood'

For MEL, I wrote about the magnificent Moonlight. Specifically, I compared it to another movie I love, Boyhood. They serve as excellent companion pieces, which I explain here.

'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' Review

If you are desperate to watch Tom Cruise run, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, I suppose, will satisfy your craving. But this is pretty weak tea: Two movies in, this franchise is certainly no Mission: Impossible. I reviewed the film for Screen International.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Grierson & Leitch Podcast: Talking Ben Affleck and Pink Floyd

This week's Grierson & Leitch podcast features four films. We lament the mediocre The Accountant. I tell you why Certain Women is terrific. I stick up for Christine. And, in our Reboot section, we dig into Pink Floyd: The Wall, which segued into a discussion about 1970s concept albums and rock star whining. Much to enjoy, and you can hear it all here.

Monday, October 17, 2016

'Press Play With Madeleine Brand': Justin Timberlake and the Modern Concert Film

I was on KCRW today to talk about Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids. Is this a golden age of concert films? I've got some thoughts, and you can hear 'em here.

What's the Greatest Horror Movie of the 21st Century?

Glad you asked. Over at Rolling Stone, a bunch of smart critics and I wrote about this century's 50 best fright films. I had no say over the rankings, but I had plenty to say about the likes of 28 Days Later, The Conjuring and others. Check it out here.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bob Dylan - "Not Dark Yet"

Congrats on the Nobel, Bob.