106-Word Review of “Being The Ricardos”

Pre-feminist positioning

Yes, the impersonations are far from perfect. No, regardless of what you’ve heard or read, the acting is great–particularly J.K. Simmons as William Frawley/Fred Mertz. Yes, it’s amazing to see that two of the smartest people in Hollywood in the early 1950s were a has-been movie-star white woman and a Latin signer, actor and bandleader. Although it takes the now-standard liberties with the truth, this whole flick is about how innately intelligent and savvy they were–how both were five steps ahead of everyone else. In the end, this docudrama shows, if not argues, that they were too smart and too powerful for each other.

66-Word Review of “The Matrix: Resurrections”

Through the looking glass, again

To choose is to be fully awake, no matter where you are. A very meta, refreshingly simple story about two super white people and their Black, brown and yellow friends. By stripping the story to the core, it becomes hyper-accessible and enjoyable. But I get the feeling that this franchise’s time has past–that Neo is no longer new, Trinity no longer the magic number.

197-Word “Eternals” Review

Here’s what The Verge says:

Eternals is Marvel’s biggest swing in years. It’s an attempt at a prestige-style film directed by Chloé Zhao, fresh off her Oscar win, at a size and scale that none of Marvel’s previous films have tried. But despite its grand ambitions, the film gets lost in its ponderous ideas and caught in the constraining box of what an MCU film has to be.

My review is my answer to this comment.

Eternals is Marvel’s biggest swing in years.

Hell, yeah!

It’s an attempt at a prestige-style film directed by Chloé Zhao, fresh off her Oscar win, at a size and scale that none of Marvel’s previous films have tried.

True to the max.

But despite its grand ambitions, the film gets lost in its ponderous ideas and caught in the constraining box of what an MCU film has to be.

Strongly disagree. I think it’s one of Marvel’s best–that’s right, I didn’t stutter!!! LOL!!!

But this film will definitely test what you like about superhero movies, character studies and world mythology. I want to go see it again, but I might just digest it for while–then return on Saturday 🙂