Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)

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Rating Title/Year Author
Missing Link (2019) Asia Frey If you have been spoiled by the richness of their earlier films, Missing Link is a bit disappointing, but if you want a beautifully crafted, intelligent adventure for kids, this is still that. It will be interesting to see where Laika goes from here. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Asia Frey There is more to it than meets the eye. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Serenity (2019) Asia Frey Bad in a special way. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Asia Frey A disappointment like this from so much potential is more than just lame, it's a crying shame. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Under the Silver Lake (2018) Asia Frey This is a long, weird movie, startlingly explicit at times, but oddly, and I do mean oddly, affecting. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Asia Frey I call this movie unnecessary because the first three films told such a complete story, and this functions more as a "Where are they now?" follow-up. As such, however, it is wonderful. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Asia Frey It is utterly beautiful, endlessly inventive and borderline unwatchable. There could not be a more poetic union of filmmaker and subject. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Asia Frey Somehow this film straddles realism and absurdity and manages to be emotional. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Asia Frey There is plenty to admire in the sedate but moving biopic. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Support the Girls (2018) Asia Frey An unusually subtle story of would-be women's liberation, that could have gone so many other ways, but always lands in reality and pitch-perfect performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Asia Frey It was so cheesy, but I guess sometimes you just find yourself in the mood for cheese. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Asia Frey Title notwithstanding, this is an incredible film, viscerally unpleasant at times, but riveting throughout. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Asia Frey It's a sweet, funny adventure story that is a total anomaly in today's children's entertainment landscape. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Destination Wedding (2018) Asia Frey It is clunky, sophomoric, unconvincing, obvious, painful and dreadful and our erstwhile film stars gave this word vomit the delivery it deserved. Which is to say, terrible. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Beautiful Boy (2018) Asia Frey The arc of the story becomes somewhat predictable, but the scenes within that arc are memorable, and the performances are amazing. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Asia Frey The straightforward yet fascinating On the Basis of Sex cannot help but be inspiring. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
The Big Lebowski (1998) Asia Frey "The Big Lebowski" is easy to love and rewarding to obsess over, but for me, it's more than just a fun movie to quote; it's a comforting memory generator, and when I watch it, if I squint, I can kind of see my dad again. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Asia Frey Writer/director Gus Van Sant approaches a heavy subject with a combination of whimsy and sincerity, while a great supporting cast enliven the parties, group Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and rehabilitation wards. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Columbus (2017) Asia Frey An overt art film, but with a delicate relationship drama woven through. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
First Man (2018) Asia Frey Harrowing, fascinating and very moving, "First Man" takes a larger-than-life story and brings the people down to earth, while never diminishing the enormity and grandeur of the achievements. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
The Sisters Brothers (2018) Asia Frey A beautifully paced, deeply textured portrayal of the relationships that give such vibrancy to the kind of story that is largely predicated on the meaninglessness and cheapness of life in such a violent and unpredictable time in this nation's history. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
A Simple Favor (2018) Asia Frey Intentionally hilarious and slyly sexy and shocking. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Asia Frey May this film lead to more dramatic roles for McCarthy, and a full-blown Richard E. Grant renaissance. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Asia Frey While it has a few truly delightful and memorable scenes, I'd also like to see a version that is a smidge less in awe of its subject, however deserved that awe may be. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Roma (2018) Asia Frey While "Roma" is a deeply personal expression of one man's childhood memories, I responded to it, from today's climate, as a very affecting way of viewing a woman's dilemma of work versus motherhood. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Mid90s (2018) Asia Frey Just when you think this little movie is only going to be about skating and cursing, which is actually fine with me, Jonah Hill manages to raise the stakes, but does so in a natural and believable progression. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
First Reformed (2017) Asia Frey A visually and emotionally rigorous experience, but it's also grounded and centered by star Ethan Hawke in a performance that is quietly spectacular in every scene. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Eighth Grade (2018) Asia Frey We're all still growing up, and "Eighth Grade" resonates powerfully with memories and experiences deeply buried, recent and raw, or witnessed in our own adolescent offspring. It is a painful but worthwhile experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Asia Frey If you're too faithful to the original, you are not original. If you veer wildly off from the original, you're sacrilegious to a classic. "Mary Poppins Returns" definitely walks the faithful path and does so, in exceedingly divine footwear. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Asia Frey The delightful and assured cast lead the story with complete control through its craziest moments, and this dystopian madness is utterly believable in their capable hands. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
4.5/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Asia Frey These six stories add up to an achievement that is wise, ridiculous, gorgeous, hideous, and contains some of the best onscreen monologues and original characters of all time. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Asia Frey It suffers a bit from being in the middle of a series and having to set up so many questions that don't get answered yet, but for every complaint I hear about this flick, I can think of something in it worth watching. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Asia Frey A historical oddity and a legend that has been preserved so that people can finally see it. I do not recommend it as an entry into the famous director's work by any means, but for completists, it's required watching. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
My Dinner With Hervé (2018) Asia Frey To see Dinklage bring such humanity and pathos to such a complexly unhappy character was the most profound aspect of the film. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
Rodents of Unusual Size (2017) Asia Frey This is a funny, gross documentary of unusual depth covering ecology, identity, culture, class and family through the lens of the life cycle of a gigantic, disgusting rat. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
On Chesil Beach (2017) Asia Frey "On Chesil Beach" looks like a tasteful period piece you might rent with mom, but things take a graphic turn, and you do not want to have a family member in the room with you when they do. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Asia Frey Quietly stirring, not grandly epic, and gratifyingly realistic. The plot avoids pie-in-the-sky clichés of stardom, and instead creates a beautiful father-daughter pair and gives us a glimpse into an important season of their lives. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Asia Frey Like watching an episode of his show, this documentary is just a decent, quiet, meaningful place to spend a bit of quality time, reflecting on the inherent worth of every person and enjoying that earworm of a song. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Asia Frey Mendelsohn's wry and appealing manner slowly gives way to a stunning lack of moral imperative that is nothing short of tragic. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Juliet, Naked (2018) Asia Frey A wistful, well-written film about the complexities of romance as an adult, and it contains some harsh realities while also being hopeful and romantic. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017) Asia Frey There is something so routine about the whole thing, which is insane considering how unusual the plot really is. The quirkiness is forced, and the imaginativeness is sterile. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The Quiet Ones (2014) Asia Frey As far as the aesthetics of the film, "The Quiet Ones" is marvelous. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Asia Frey The pleasure of the film does not come from being surprised, it comes from experiencing these characters. Perhaps because the source material is a novel, the people in the story blossom beyond their boilerplate romantic comedy slots. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Asia Frey Ang Lee succeeds in bringing to the screen a perspective that, if not exactly new, is certainly affecting and emotionally meaningful. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2018
Wonder Wheel (2017) Asia Frey The parallels between Allen's own forbidden love for the step-daughter of his girlfriend and the plot of this story are awfully blatant. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Downsizing (2017) Asia Frey I was wooed to this film by the promise of tiny people and their miniature accessories, and I paid a price of over two hours of wasted casting potential, wasted concept potential and mostly wasted time. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Ingrid Goes West (2017) Asia Frey Aubrey Plaza carries this story through amusing, biting satire that is outrageous enough for wry chuckles, but recognizable and dangerous enough that it's a memorable little film. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Loving Vincent (2017) Asia Frey Perhaps the filmmakers were too deeply in thrall to their subject to get the proper distance to create a dramatic story. What we get instead is an emotional and beautiful tribute. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Lady Macbeth (2016) Asia Frey Even when the viewers' sympathies are, hopefully, long gone, Katherine still has the utmost sympathy for herself, and it gives the film a psychological depth beyond the shock value of her actions. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) Asia Frey This lightweight documentary fails to engage meaningfully with such rich material, remaining instead a merely adequate overview of a singularly fascinating period in the life of this artist. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018