Critical MeMe

Time spent watching films, even crappy ones, is time well-spent.

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    These aren't comments on ALL of the movies through which I've cried, yawned, laughed, and rolled my eyes, but just about everything I've seen since early 2002 is here plus a few from earlier. Post dates reflect my screening & parenthetical dates are the year of US release (aka Oscar eligibility).
    Yeah, a movie review blog isn't very original. But originality is overrated. Just ask Michael Bay.


Battle of the Sexes (2017)

First, Billie Jean is a bona fide bad-ass. She demanded what was fair before there was anything stylish about it and, in doing so, she made a tangible difference in the world. However, this movie doesn’t quite do her justice. It lacked focus so that it fell into a “then this, then this” pattern that made every “then” feel like it was on the same level as every other “then.” Such an opportunity to craft a resonant film that left me wanting more.

I think we should’ve stayed with BJK rather than ever seeing things from Riggs’ point of view. He didn’t matter here, so why devote so much screen time to him? Although, for once, Carell was perfectly cast... but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t annoyed by him.