Coen Brothers #3: Miller's Crossing (1990)

Fun enough to watch and completely, totally forgettable. I saw it a few months ago, and all I can say is that there was an Irish guy, about five minutes of Steve Buscemi, and some crime.



MCU #2: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

In spite of supposedly hating filming this, Edward Norton delivers a pretty good performance. It's an enjoyable film, until the big final sequence, where it segues into a generic superhero climax that doesn't fit the story or the character.


Of the 20 MCU films out right now, this is the only one that seems to have been completely, totally forgotten. It's like it's vanished from the face of the universe. Not coincidentally, this is the only phase one movie to have gone with a typical action film director, instead of a weird, risky unusual choice.



The Standups - Season 1

Beth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.



Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

I sat down planning to write a good review, except now I'm remembering John Hughes' other movies. It's hard to sympathize with the cheesy sentimentality of someone who publicly mocked visible minorities and whose heroes sexually molest teenage girls.

Let's just pretend John Hughes never existed. Want a 80s road comedy? Midnight Run is a hundred times funnier, has just as cheesy an ending, and doesn't leave such a bad taste in my mouth.



Meet the Parents (2000)

It was a fun enough Sunday afternoon movie. It was good enough that I wouldn't even call it totally mediocre. But if you had told me, back in the futuristic year 2000, that they were going to make two sequels, I'd have never believed you.



Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)

I genuinely think that Maria Bamford is one of the funniest people around right now, along with being a remarkably talented voice actress. That being said, her act has gotten more and more avant-garde over the years, and her jokes are now so disjoined that I have a really hard time enjoying her comedy anymore. I'd probably have given this a perfect rating if I had watched this special in five minute daily intervals.



Lady Dynamite - Season 1

For me, Maria Bamford's comedy is as hilarious as it is exhausting. Combine that with non-linear, post-modern narrative-breaking, and it ends up being something I appreciate a lot more than I enjoy.



The Clouds - Aristophanes

Socrates farts.



The Robbers - Friedrich Schiller

This is the worst review I've ever written.