Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Michael Moore’s latest: “Fahrenheit 11/9!”
Michael Moore Takes On Donald Trump In “Fahrenheit 11/9”
Now I’m not a fan of our current President. Donald Trump, in my humble opinion, is a bad president and an even worse human being. Yet he was duly elected fairly in terms of our political system and, believe it or not, I can live with that. I do have a hard time with everyone around decrying everything Trump says with fresh outrage as though this were the first time they were hearing Trump speak. It’s like my granddaddy once said: “What do you expect from a pig but a grunt?” Trump is who he is, but what surprised me about Michael Moore’s latest doc, “Fahrenheit 11/9” was how much more balanced and focused it was compared to his other agenda-driven works! Continue reading
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Valak’s Up To Her Dirty Tricks In “The Nun”
You’ve got to love Hollywood! Franchise building is something the studios want so desperately to succeed and if it can be part of a shared universe, all the better! Last week the “Conjuring” universe gave as an origin story (of sorts) on the scary demonic nun first featured in “The Conjuring 2” and this week gives us the latest attempt to revive the alien Predator series whose first film premiered over thirty years ago! And finally we’ve got a bouncy take on the noir thriller from Paul Feig, the director of “Bridesmaids” and “Spy.” So which ones are worth seeing? Read on and find out!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at the new film “Searching!”
John Cho is looking for his missing daughter in “Searching”
I know it’s a big “duh” but social media is everywhere, shaping our opinions until it often seems as though we have no valid train of thought unless it’s first filtered through the online pipeline. The court of public opinion holds almost, if not more, sway than the actual court of law. The #MeToo movement is a perfect example of this. In the world of cinema, the online component has played a role in many thrillers, with the Unfriended series being the latest example. However, Aneesh Chaganty’s “Searching” is a different and delightful animal altogether. Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “Operation Finale!”
Ben Kingsley as Adolph Eichmann in “Operation Finale”
As more an more of the World War II generation are leaving us it will be up to historians and, yes, filmmakers to keep an accounting of that devastating time period so history doesn’t repeat itself. Adolph Eichmann was a true monster in human skin: on of the primary architects of Hitler’s Final Solution and thus responsible for the Holocaust. There have been stories about Eichmann brought to the big screen before, but “Operation Finale” deserves to be seen because it demonstrates quite effectively the banality of evil in a way that audiences may find disappointing if they don’t know what they’re looking for.
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog Some Micro reviews for the last two weeks!
Spike Lee is back with probably one his most compelling features in years and Jason Statham takes on a giant shark! Tom Cruise is ruling the box office again with another addition to the Mission: Impossible franchise and Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are teaming up for a buddy spy comedy. It’s been a full last two weeks at the theaters and as we head into August it’s time to see just what’s worth watching! Continue reading