What Did Jack Do? (2020). Directed by David Lynch. Starring Jack Cruz and David Lynch. ***** Things are about as Lynchian as they can get in this 17-minute-long short film which packs in more laughs and quotable dialogue in its paltry run time than you would find in most studio birthed “comedies”. Taking inspiration fromContinue reading “What Did Jack Do? (2020)”
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019). Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. **** Though it may seem a little meandering and obtuse in the early going, Martin Scorsese’s music-doc quickly turns into a compelling portrait of Bob Dylan at a ferociously motivated, intensely creative part ofContinue reading “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019)”
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019). Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Starring Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aissa Maiga. ****1/2 Billed as an uplifting story of a boy saving his village from the Malawian famine of 2001 and while it may well eventually be just that the remarkable thing about Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut isContinue reading “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019)”
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017). Directed by Jake Kasdan. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. *1/2 The beautiful, tactile, textured, hardwood Jumanji board game is traded in – or rather, inexplicably, magically transmogrified into – a rather dull 90’s style video console in Jake Kasdan’s empty, vacuous sequel.