Sharper is a new movie available on Apple TV+, and it’s difficult to say anything substantial about it without giving away details of the plot that are better left for viewers to discover for themselves. I’d even recommend avoiding the official trailer. So I’ll talk about the Black List for a bit. The Black List … Continue reading How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth
On a recent episode of Graham Norton’s chat show M. Night Shyamalan said there is no expiration date for spoilers. I agree. Just because a movie or a book is three months or three years or a hundred years old, if it’s any good, there will always be new readers or viewers waiting to be … Continue reading Spoilers
Bernhard Carl Trautmann, commonly known as Bert, was born in Germany in 1923 and joined the Luftwaffe early in the Second World War, where he served as a paratrooper. He fought for the Germans for four years, earning five medals, including an Iron Cross, until being captured by the British near the end of the … Continue reading Bert Trautmann
Incredible But True
Alain and Marie are being shown a house when the realtor reveals a secret duct cover by a hatch in the basement. “When you go down the duct, you jump twelve hours ahead in time,” he says. But, he teases, “In addition to the jump, something even wilder occurs.” And so begins Incredible But True, a little science … Continue reading Incredible But True
The One with Sarah Polley
Another good episode of Scriptnotes as John and Craig welcome Sarah Polley to discuss her latest movie Women Talking. Sarah Polley started her career as an actor and appeared in John August’s first feature, Go, as well as the Canadian dramedy Slings and Arrows. Since then she’s turned her talents to directing with critically acclaimed results.
This week’s episode of Scriptnotes, Finding a Way In, and Out, features William Nicholson talking about his script for the movie Thirteen Lives, a film that follows the attempted rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave in 2018. It’s well worth a listen as he talks about turning a real life event … Continue reading Thirteen Lives
Looking Through a Glass Onion
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Rian Johnson’s followup to Knives Out, is a fun whodunit but perhaps a tad less so than the first one. Nevertheless, it’s a wild ride all the way. Inspired, at least in part, by the Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins whodunit The Last of Sheila, it contains lots of references to that complex … Continue reading Looking Through a Glass Onion
My House My Rules
After listening to the Rian Johnson episode of Scriptnotes that I wrote about yesterday, and in anticipation of the second film of the Knives Out franchise, Glass Onion, I decided to watch Knives Out again last evening. Not counting the times I’ve listened to the commentary tracks, this makes my third outing with this film. Even though it’s … Continue reading My House My Rules
Rian Meets Carr
Episode 579 of the Scriptnotes podcast, entitled Rian Johnson Returns, features, not surprisingly, a guest appearance by Rian Johnson. Rian Johnson is the writer/director of the Knives Out series of whodunits that began with Knives Out and is continuing with Glass Onion. The discussion is lots of fun, as John and Craig have a bit … Continue reading Rian Meets Carr
I didn’t care for the movie Avatar. In fact I didn’t watch the whole thing; I bailed when it turned into an all animated movie. First of all, as I’ve mentioned previously, I don’t approve of movies that are aimed at young children where the characters are smoking, as it sets a very bad example, not … Continue reading Avatar—Blechh!