Doug Reviews: La La Land (2016)

After giving audiences the brilliant Whiplash in 2014, Writer-Director Damien Chazelle is back with a full-fledged musical in La La Land. Can this throwback cut it in today’s modern movie landscape? Continue reading

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Episode 55: Mocking Horrible Bosses with Rosewater May Give you Whiplash – Part 1

COVERIn Episode 55 of the podcast, Doug and Dirty A discuss what will probably be the biggest movie of the year in Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Then the discussion turns to a pair of indie films: the intense Whiplash and Jon Stewart’s Rosewater, before finishing up with a chat about Horrible Bosses 2. This episode was recorded pre-Thanksgiving, so that’s why the whole episode isn’t just a huge freakout over the new Star Wars trailer. That will be next episode. Thanks for listening! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Whiplash

whiplash-posterEver since it hit the festival circuit earlier this year, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Writer-Director Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. Even the poster is heaped with quotes of praise from various critics. The question is, does the film live up to the hype? Yes, and then some. In fact, Whiplash may just be the best film of the year. Continue reading

Doug’s Fall 2014 Movie Preview

CoverI compiled a list of films that I want to see for the last third of the year and came up with thirty-six titles. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to churn out an article of that size right now—self-publishing your first novel is a time-drain, kids. So instead, I selected thirteen films that I’m most looking forward to from September through December. As I’ve done with all my preview features in the past, I’ll list the titles in current release date order, but the one I’m most excited for rhymes with “winter cellar.” Continue reading