A PERFECT DAY is an overlooked seriocomic look at a very dark subject. More of you should see it.
By James Kenney First printed at Queens Free Press, 2014. After having reviewed the dispiriting Tarantino/Lynch throwback The Bag Man earlier this week, I happily announce that Adult World is … Continue reading Sex and Poetry: The Quiet Charms of “Adult World”
(This piece originally was published at whatchareading.com on May 8, 2017) What brought Hollywood traditionalist Peter Bogdanovich, low-budget drive-in messiah Roger Corman, experimental European cinematographer Robby Muller, method acting Cassavetes … Continue reading “I Have a Jest to Execute, that I Cannot Manage Alone”: Peter Bogdanovich’s SAINT JACK and THEY ALL LAUGHED
With Fast and the Furious 7 making something like 500 million dollars worldwide in four days, it’s no surprise that Hugh Grant’s genial romantic comedy The Rewrite was unceremoniously dumped: A … Continue reading The Secret Art of Light Comedy, and the Secret Release of THE REWRITE
Emily Mortimer is an actress of prodigious talent. Everyone recognizes her but I guess some may still not know her name, as she is not “box-office” and sometimes stars in … Continue reading In Praise of Emily Mortimer, and why MARY is a “Humpback Movie.”
My son, Julian James Kenney, wrote this list in a frenzy after watching GHOST RIDER this weekend. Caveat: He hasn’t seen some key titles, but he’s also seen some deep … Continue reading A 10 Year-Old Ranks all the Superhero movies that He’s Seen…Admittedly, He’s Missed a Few!