Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

A Very Murray Christmas encapsulates everything about Bill Murray’s post-Rushmore public persona. This is not the Bill of Ghostbusters, this is the Murray of Broken Flowers; the same one who has his own coloring book with Steve Zissou on the cover (Thrill Murray). His Christmas special does what every great satire should: come so close

Bedazzled (1967)

This one’s for fans of witty, dry, British humor. Bedazzled was co-written and co-stars Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, two of the comedians responsible for the wave of British satire in the 1960s. They made the film after their famous run in Beyond the Fringe, but before each had risen to major international stardom. Without

Ray (2004)

Ray is arguably one of the best biopics ever made. Although, like every other Hollywood biography, there is sentimentality, simplicity, obvious bias, a happy ending, and the ultimate goal is to herald the subject as an innovator or genius; Ray does everything it can to present an entertaining look at the life of a great

A League of Their Own (1992)

A League of Their Own is the best kind of Hollywood feel-good movie. You know what they’re trying to do to you, playing all the right emotional cords and the Oscar-bait performances, but it doesn’t matter. The fact that screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, who penned City Slickers and Splash, and director Penny Marshall