The Madness of the Sea | “The Lighthouse” 2019 Movie Review

The sea is still in many ways an unconquered, mysterious frontier that can erode your sanity, strip you of all your amenities, and even take your life, despite its great beauty, and this was even moreso in the 1800s, when Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” takes place. The film is shot in all black and white with period lenses to mimic films from early last century, … Continue reading The Madness of the Sea | “The Lighthouse” 2019 Movie Review

The Right Missy | “Uncut Gems” (2019) Movie Review

It took half a year, but I was finally able to watch A24’s “Uncut Gems,” a fantastic little film about gem dealer and chronic gambler Howard Ratner, as portrayed by Adam Sandler. And Sandler is great in this film.  Ratner is quite simply a scumbag. He cheats on his wife (Idina Menzel) for his younger female employee/girlfriend (Julia Fox), he uses other people’s money to make … Continue reading The Right Missy | “Uncut Gems” (2019) Movie Review