Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 1:28pm
Wanna know whodunnit? It's always the person you least expect. Or maybe the twist is, it's the most obvious person? Or maybe it just ends up being a movie about a bunch of well-dressed chefs. #KnivesOut
Alternate Ending was formed when three friends realized they all shared a passion for movies. Our goal is to save you time and money by sharing our thoughts and recommendations on which movies to race to theaters for, which to watch at home and those to actively avoid.
What makes Alternate Ending different from other film sites and podcasts? Well, we’re not 5 dudes in a room talking about our passion for Fight Club and Braveheart. We’re two dudes, and a lady, of which our tastes are quite varied. Rob, the film-school dropout, has seen an absurd amount of movies, and if we’re being honest, rounds out our Fight Club fan-base. Tim Brayton, our seasoned film critic, shares a more critical view of film, an appreciation for vintage cinema and perhaps limited-release movies that we might otherwise miss. Carrie, our casual movie-goer, reminds us all that cinema is in fact supposed to be fun and entertaining and that sometimes, just sometimes, happy endings are good.
Too many film sites cater to the same kind of audience, with one overwhelming voice in the writing, but what we treasure at Alternate Ending is diversity: diversity of opinion, diversity in belief about what film should do and how it should do it. We want to celebrate our different opinions, and celebrate yours as well.
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Given how easily this could have been a heavy-handed awards-seeking lecture, the fact that the director, Melina Matsoukas, has turned it into a borderline art film, sort of just by her strength of will, is something of an Oscar-season miracle.
Just in time for the holidays, Noah Baumbach’s - Marriage Story premieres this weekend on Netflix, documenting in by-all-accounts harrowing detail the psychological torment that befalls a couple as their marriage disintegrates.(Keeping it light, eh?)
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Just in time for the holidays, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story premieres this weekend on Netflix, documenting in by-all-accounts harrowing detail the psychological torment that befalls a couple as their marriage disintegrates. To celebrate, Rob and Carrie have finally decided we’re going to look ...
And so this cumbersome, erratic movie year comes to a close. 2019 has had its share of unassailable masterworks, but it’s also had more than its share of soul-crushing mediocrity. And the last month looks to have more of both, though in the case of one particular motion picture with digital fur te...