Big Easy Magazine
Big Easy Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bill Arceneaux
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
A movie that goes from disappointment and told you so-ism to we can still turn this around attitude, with the asterisk of "if we want to".
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Rodents of Unusual Size (2018)
Beneath the fun cooking and wildlife anecdotes is an inquisitive motion of unwavering notions about the coast, tradition, and ways of life and family.
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)
Never once is this a story that obstructs its telling to show off skill and craft, always technically nuanced and always engrossing.
Posted Jan 17, 2019
The Organizer (2017)
The Organizer works as manifesto and living myth, turning action into righteous being and people into superheroes, never really taking a break or breath.
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Hale County has determination in spite of sensory trauma. It never rests, nor should it.
Posted Jan 8, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)
A movie of our better angels being put to the test. It's a film of realism certainly, romantics completely, and love eternally.
Posted Jan 4, 2019
Border (Gräns) (2018)
A confounding smash-up of genres, of societal themes, and of various fantasy mythologies, making for a film that is equally as interesting as I am personally disturbed by it.
Posted Dec 25, 2018
Cuaron brings new definition to what is considered a "spectacle". Indeed, Roma is spectacular.
Posted Dec 20, 2018
If we are to think of cinema as escapism, and we also consider what we're escaping from and what we're escaping into, Spider-Verse isn't a mere crowd-pleaser; it's a major accomplishment.
Posted Dec 18, 2018
It's dystopian now. It's a road that follows back into itself, repeating on and on. It's a data-mosh where all that matters in this or that world is persona.
Posted Dec 14, 2018
The Favourite (2018)
Olivia Colman, if there is any justice in this world, ought to get an Academy Award for her tragically pathetic and miserably afraid turn.
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Not a documentary but more, THE GREAT BUSTER is quite a lovely way to round out a year of modern classics.
Posted Dec 4, 2018
The House That Jack Built (2018)
If Lars Von Trier were to make a toilet humor/fart joke farce, The House That Jack Built would be it. This conceit alone is disturbing but goes farther ...
Posted Dec 2, 2018
An artifact of a bygone time and place than anything. Weinraub captures everything, from interviews to in your face/fly on the wall conversations, with attentiveness and courage, spending the kind of effort only someone who truly cares would give.
Posted Nov 30, 2018
Creed II (2018)
This new entry plays things just above safe, being a crazy good crowd pleaser that is both level-headed and daring, but within set limits.
Posted Nov 27, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Scruggs is a cinematic achievement of the marriage between the strange and the mainstream, of the reconciliation between the legendary and the literal, and of the push/pull between the known and the unknown.
Posted Nov 23, 2018
The beads of sweat coming off my brow and from my pits made for some discomfort but didn't rival the uncomfortable horror, the unnerving attractiveness, and ultimately the deeply embedded sounds and images the film put forth.
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Thunder Road (2018)
It's a singular performance in a singular movie, to be certain. One that will have you smiling and teary-eyed for various - right or wrong - reasons.
Posted Nov 6, 2018
Chained for Life (2018)