Tag Archives: JD’s Favorite Movies

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Review

MINOR SPOILERS Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner isn’t quite what one might expect it to be.  At first glance, it seems to be the story of a white girl (Joanna) who wants to marry an African American, but faces resistance.  There is an element of that.  As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that … Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Review

Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

It takes a special kind of director to get a very unconventional film with a lot of creative ideas and an original approach or style produced and distributed by Hollywood.  Fortunately, Wes Anderson has somehow – and don’t ask me how – found a way to get his bizarre art projects out there time and … Continue reading Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

Baby Driver Review

This is the best film of 2017 I’ve seen so far.  Hands down.  Let’s talk about why. I love it when I see a trailer for an upcoming movie and think, “Oh my gosh – what is this and how was it able to get made in today’s world?”  What puzzled me about the Baby … Continue reading Baby Driver Review

Moonrise Kingdom Review

You know what’s an ugly color?  Yellow.  Yellow is a really sucky color.  It can make a movie look pretty terrible, or at least it’ll make the color scheme seem smelly.  In fact, one of the main reasons I’ve waited so long to watch a Wes Anderson film is that I didn’t think I’d be … Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom Review

The Fisher King Review

While I think it takes a while to really get going, The Fisher King is almost certainly Terry Gilliam’s best film (perhaps excluding his Python work).  Continuing his exploration of how Western civilization thinks of insanity, he presents a very strange, but charming, romantic comedy about people who are truly not right in the head.  This … Continue reading The Fisher King Review

Coraline Review

I know everyone who likes Tim Burton and cares about Christmas and animation is supposed to love Nightmare Before Christmas, but I’ve honestly never been a huge fan.  It has positive elements and is very creative, but I find it slow and boring.  I also don’t love the visual style as much as I’d like to … Continue reading Coraline Review

The Iron Giant Review

The Iron Giant is, in some respects, a concerning and disappointing film.  Whenever a movie has the capacity to encourage children to think more like scientists, but instead chooses to reinforce the old notion that believing in wild alien stories and conspiracy theories is good, this is disheartening.  However, because it is typical of Hollywood … Continue reading The Iron Giant Review