Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

In 1971, actor and perilously cool individual Steve McQueen willed into existence a film about the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most important event in international sport car racing; it is titled simply Le Mans, and it is, equally simply, one of the great race movies in history. It is mercilessly clean, focusing intently on the physicality of racing, capturing astonishing images from the heart of the face, and […]

In this video of Carrie and Rob’s Ford v Ferrari movie review, they discuss the highs and lows in a film that tells a story almost too amazing to be true following Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon) and his eccentric British race car driving friend, Ken Miles (played by Christian Bale) as they try to take-on Ferrari in the 1966 Le Mans… with a Ford car. In addition, a […]

If you were to pack in as many dramatic elements into a fictional retelling as Ford v Ferrari did in their true life-based narrative, I’d say it would have just too much going on. But as is usually the case in real life, you just can’t make this stuff up. Which elements of the story are based on reality and which are purely there to add some drama? I investigated […]

To help fill the void in your weekly listening, Carrie and Rob are bringing you Weeklies – a review of the last 7-days of movie new…with a twist! Rob has gathered all the 10 best pieces of movie news and Carrie will only be able to pick 5 ‘Aeronauts’ Trailer Sees Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Fighting for Their Lives in Hot Air Balloon New ‘Purge’ Thriller Finds Lead in […]

If you’ve seen Stranger Things or the recently released zeitgeist-embracing adventure The Kid Who Would Be King, you know there’s no shortage of nostalgia for the decades in which most of the folks reading this grew up. The 1980s and ’90s are en vogue and ready to transport you back to your Topanga poster-covered walls of your bedroom. Or whomever you were into at the time. Maybe it was just […]

The Alternate Ending team proudly presents our predictions for the winners in all 24 categories at the Oscars this coming Sunday. For the record, we agree on eleven categories, and we have a three-way split on four categories – Costume Design, Original Score, Sound Mixing, and Documentary Feature. How’s that for a reflection of this most exhaustingly uncertain year? TIM’S PREDICTIONS Jump to Rob’s Predictions | Jump to Carrie’s Predictions […]

In matters of taste, there can be no dispute.. except when it comes to the Academy Awards. What started as a Hollywood publicity stunt to bolster box office has become an institution, so no matter how many times we repeat the axiom that art is subjective and shouldn’t be judged, the reality is there are people out there who take Hollywood’s annual give-away of golden statues very, very seriously. As […]

The inscrutably weird awards season we’re in – in which a phenomenal year for movies is being commemorated almost solely by trophies for uninteresting awards bait – finally culminates tomorrow morning in the list of Oscar nominees. Getting in just under the wire, I offer my predictions in all categories Best Picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice I am officially […]

There are individual moments of goodness littered all throughout Vice, and individual moments of badness, just like with any movie. Unluckily for the film, the moments of badness are all given pride of place, and so what might, in a happier life, have just been a moderately irritating “hip” biopic turns into one of the most wretched, smarmy, shitty movies of the 2018 awards season. Your mileage may vary, of […]

Another year ends, deep in the depths of one of the most banal seasons for Oscarbait in recent memory. It is a bit strange, even upsetting to me, that I’m kind of to substantially excited for some of the popcorn movies coming out this months – ones I should know more than to be excited for, even – and the awards movies, with one bright shining exception, look pretty whiffy. […]

Every month we’re greeted by new movies and bid farewell to old ones on our various streaming services. Here are 5 movies I’m most excited to watch or watch again on Amazon Prime or Netflix along with a full list below. Which ones are must-see for you? 1. Tropic Thunder: I’ve only seen it once in theaters and thinking about it still cracks me up. 2. Kubo and the Two […]

There are many people ready for this strange, essayistic phase of Terrence Malick’s career to be over, and I get that, though it’s not like we’re inundated with associatively-edited mood pieces. Three films out in the entire world in a five-year period doesn’t seem like too many to deal with. But anyway, Malick has been up to some incredibly weird shit ever since he got The Tree of Life out […]