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

Jexi’s Midnight Runners | ‘Jexi’ Review

There are two projects that came out this month in theaters made by alumni from “The Hangover” trilogy. The first was Todd Phillip’s “Joker,” which has already been covered on the site. And then there’s this gem from writers Scott Moore and Jon Lucas, who also have directing credits with this film. Adam Devine plays Phil, an aspiring journalist who is obsessed with social media. … Continue reading Jexi’s Midnight Runners | ‘Jexi’ Review

Life’s a Joke | ‘Joker’ Review

Put on a happy face, because the Joker is back, and better than ever! I was skeptical about this year’s standalone “Joker” film, especially after the absolute mess Warner Bros.’s micromanagement made of the DC Extended Universe through “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” the last of which features perhaps the worst live action joker of all time. My initial reaction to the “Joker” … Continue reading Life’s a Joke | ‘Joker’ Review