BBC Films is the new Masterpiece Theatre.
At long last, a 2019 movie finally provides Write All Nite the opportunity to dredge-up a favorite go-to formulation:
In the 3rd Post post-Oscars, my true love sent to me: grand openings, grand closings.
Masterpiece Theatre, Winston-Churchill edition!
I was initially going to call back to a repeated formulation of mine by describing Terry George’s The Promise as “Masterpiece Theatre (Terry’s specialty!), Armenian-Genocide-with-a-ginormous-budget edition,” but honestly, likening this schlock to a quasi-hallowed institution feels unfair to the latter.
THIS WEEK’S LINEUP A United Kingdom (Amma Asante) Alone in Berlin (Vincent Perez) American Honey (Andrea Arnold) Fences (Denzel Washington) / It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) The Founder (John Lee Hancock) John Wick: Chapter 2 (Chad Stahelski) Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (Hark Tsui) Kedi (Ceyda Torun) Keep …
The Chaperone is Masterpiece Theatre…literally!
The Aftermath: Masterpiece (Mathterpiece?) Theatre ← That’s A Half-Compliment Edition!
Boesman and Lena = Waiting for Godot + Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
With my 2018 favorites in music and theatre behind us, and my film favs still to come (probably closer to the Academy Awards), it seems high-time to discuss the few new movies that have been released in 2019.