Movie Review: The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element is a campy sci-fi film that’s half action movie and half comedy of errors. It takes a while to get started and doesn’t really make sense, but if you just go with it it can be pretty fun. The characters are basically Bruce Willis As Han Solo, Ms. Born Sexy Yesterday, Priest Who Always Wanted To Be Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a horny flamboyant TV show host literally named “Ruby Rhod”, with a special appearance by Southern Tony Stark as the villain. (Southern Tony Stark was definitely my favorite part of the movie.)

Movie Review: Parasite

Parasite is a heist movie. A heist-goes-wrong movie. A heist-goes-grisly movie.

And nearly all of it is hilarious. Cutely hilarious, cleverly hilarious, darkly hilarious.

Parasite is the story of a smart-but-poor family who manage to parlay a part-time job recommendation into employment for all four of them, in service of a rich family with a beautiful house. What starts as fudged credentials turns into a full-on con job and infiltration mission, the same sort of thing you’d see in, well, a heist movie. But then it doesn’t stop: the universe throws a few curveballs, and the family ends up in some very uncomfortable situations—some humorous and some deadly serious.

Movie Review: Knives Out

I’m not going to movies in theaters much these days, which means I don’t know what movies are playing these days. But Knives Out caught my eye when my colleague Cassie let me know that I should in fact be interested.

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