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

Best Of 2022: Top 10 horror Films

Starting off the look back at 2022, and my Best Of lists. I intend to cover both Film and Television, and I’m going to work my way up to the major categories, instead of starting with them. So, today,a list I don’t think will change, the best Horror Films. As i am a blind film critic, I typically review films with audio description, though i have reviewed films without. It is possible something could appear on a list that did not have audio description, but for this list, every title had audio description when I watched it. So, below is … Continue reading Best Of 2022: Top 10 horror Films

Say Hey Willie Mays

Where I Watched it: HBo MAX English Audio Description?: Yes When i started 2022, i didn’t think I would actually be watching two baseball documentaries about legendary players, but that’s how this year shaped up. The first was Facing nolan, and I followed it with this documentary about Barry Bonds. oh, wait. No, this is a Willie Mays documentary. My bad, sorry. So Barry Bonds starts off the documentary talking about his career…. Dammit. I did it again. i just get so confused. It’s like, I see the title, and it says Willow mays, but I keep thinking Barry Bonds. … Continue reading Say Hey Willie Mays

Black Adam

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: William Michael Redmond I could use this entire time to just talk about whatever the heck is going on at the DC branch of Warner Bros. Discovery. But, that’s like choosing a graduate thesis at this point, and having to break down how Everytime the company is supposed to turn right, they turn and run away. Truthfully, i wish the best for james Gunn, but I think it will go about as well as it did for Zack Snyder. When everything in the DC Universe resembled … Continue reading Black Adam

The Banshees Of inusharon

Where I Watched it: HBo MAX English Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Nicole Sansorella Just a few years ago, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO was either my favorite film of that year, or runner-up. I distinctly remember that ranking. I think I loved the film more than most, admittedly, but I found it well written, and oddly entertaining considering the subject material. plus, how can you be mad at the film that finally got Sam Rockwell not just an Oscar nomination (his first), but also the win. So overdue. Banshees is likely in a very same position, as … Continue reading The Banshees Of inusharon

Amsterdam

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

A Christmas Story Christmas

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description?: Yes Narrated By: Laura Post There’s almost an abundance of nostalgia right now. Legacy sequels abound, remakes, reboots, and various things from your childhood coming back. So, with so much nostalgia, it’s making it harder and harder for nostalgia to be enough. We’re starting, really truly just starting, to realize that nostalgia sometimes just isn’t enough. Whether you agree with me on this specific project, there’s probably been something given a legacy sequel, or a remake, reboot, requel, or otherwise revived back to life recently that you were not a fan … Continue reading A Christmas Story Christmas

Don’t Worry darling

Where I Watched it: HBo MAX Audio Description provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post It is rare that I find myself thinking that Laura Post wasn’t the right voice for the film. But, Post, who thrives in describing Disney content, uses a rather upbeat voice for a rather dark psychological thriller. It’s like oil and water. Both are great separately, but together, they don’t mix. However, the written narration here is something worth talking about. one of the things this narration succeeds in is with the description of the many dance sequences. Yes, there’s dance in this. Whoever wrote … Continue reading Don’t Worry darling

See How They Run

Where I Watched it: HBo MAX Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe I feel like I’ve been reviewing a lot of mysteries lately. I noted how difficult it was to watch Confess Fletch without audio description, and I just published the audio described Enolah Holmes 2. See how They Run was a film i knew nothing about going in other than Sam Rockwell was in it. I found myself in a very clever detective story, albeit not a perfect one. To describe this film is such a hard thing, because it’s so twisty, but the film plays a little with real … Continue reading See How They Run

The Tree Of Life

Where I Watched it: HBo MAX English Audio Description Provided by: Point 360 Written By: Connor DeWolfe Narrated By: Roy Samuelson I’ve seen quite a few documentaries this year, and I have no idea which ones are even eligible for Oscar’s consideration. but, if there is any justice in this, The Tree Of Life will make the cut. It’s sad that this film exists. It exists only because a racist walked into a synagogue and decided to start shooting people based on his anti-Semitic beliefs. Had that never happened, this documentary would not exist. Really, any documentary based on a … Continue reading The Tree Of Life

Ouija

Where I Watched It: HBO MAX English Audio Description Provided By: The Media Access Group Narrated By: Christopher Flowers They can’t all be winners. I’ve been trying to go back through and review some horror titles with audio description that i hadn’t seen, and I know that this might be a shocker, but I didn’t prioritize a horror movie centered around a board game you can buy at Wal Mart as a must see. Yet, i always try to be open minded when walking in to any film, and I have to be honest and at least acknowledge that I’ve … Continue reading Ouija

The Night House

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description Provided By Deluxe Narrated By: Tanzi Alexander Among the A24 communities online where fans of the distributor talk about cinema, but mostly just back and forth about A24 films, there’s a term used for films that could be mistaken for A24. it’s debatable what this means, but the term “It’s got A24 vibes” means that, basically, it’s artistic as fuck. What worked most against this film was that a lot of people had hyped this up. I saw some critics I respect on YouTube refer to this film as terrifying, and … Continue reading The Night House

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 17th

Seven shows entered the fray. only one gets to reach the top. Many deserve it. Who will get it? It’s probably the obvious choice. 7) The Great North (FOX/Hulu) English Audio Description: No It’s actually a pretty good sign that television was good when one of my consistent stalwarts ends up on the bottom. While this weeks episode about the family slowly losing their minds during an ice storm paid heavy homage to A Few Good Men, while also putting a heavy focus on a film I love as well, Enough Said, it was just an average episode of The … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 17th

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 14th

A long list of shows today. And, still in the new countdown format. One of these shows, I’m really not sure I’ll be staying with. 8) History 101 (Netflix) English Audio Description?: Yes I’m just putting this last because I’m really not sure I needed 23 minutes on hallucinogenic drugs. I’m not totally sure they’ve covered enough topics yet to be at a point where this is the right time, though I support their medicinal use. Maybe, i just didn’t care that this episode existed? Episode Grade: B- 7) Moe (Netflix) English Audio Description?: Yes So, here’s the problem that … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 14th

The Too Much TV Roundup: October 11th

Got another decent sized list put together here. So, let’s see who rose to the top. The answer could be very surprising. Very. Very. You know what? I’m even going to flip it around, and do it in reverse order and countdown. Tell me if you enjoy the suspense of it all a little bit more. 7) The Equalizer (CBS/Paramount Plus) English Audio Description?: Oddly, no. Strangely enough, this episode did not have audio description. The season opener did, and most episodes, if not all, have had reliable audio description. And, it’s been enough time to upload it, as I … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup: October 11th