The Menu

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description?: Yes It’s actually been fun watching the progression of the film from festival, to release, to critics groups, the Globes, and now a long shot at the Oscars. The Menu is one of those films we can’t really talk about. Like, I really need to spend the next five paragraphs talking about the dwindling gorilla population or something. Because, The Menu is not a face value film, and that’s what makes talking about it so damn hard. Basically, a group of people are given the opportunity to eat at this super … Continue reading The Menu


Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description Available?: Yes I’m coming along after most of the critics and what little audience saw this film have already weighed in. Mainly, because this has audio description, and I want to talk about whether or not that is successful, but that becomes hard to talk about when I’m not really sure I know what I just saw, and also, I’m pretty sure that has very little to do with the audio description. Amsterdam is David O’Russell’s attempt at throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. The director of such … Continue reading Amsterdam

The Northman

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor Joy, and Willem Dafoe. Directed By: Robert Eggers Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Hamlet. With Vikings. It’s a lot more fun if you think of how closely this follows the plot of The Lion King. Which is also… Hamlet. What Works: If you pop over to IMDB, you see that in the plot description for the film, you get “From visionary director Robert Eggers”, which is quite a leap there. I guess his third major feature makes him a visionary director worth … Continue reading The Northman

The Last Night In Soho

Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Michael Ajao, Syonnve Karlson, Jessie Mai Li, and Terence Stamp. Directed By Edgar Wright Where I Watched it: Apple (VOD) English Audio Description Available: Yes The Plot: Ellie (McKenzie) heads off to school with big dreams, and stumbles into a portal back to the 1960’s where everything seems much sexier, and Ellie finds herself engaged in this fantastical world, that soon starts to unravel everything she knows. What Works: I don’t want to spoil things, but I might say some things here that are slightly spoilery depending on how much … Continue reading The Last Night In Soho