Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

As Johnny Knoxville Criticism Lays Dying I went to Bad Grandpa, the fourth Johnny Knoxville “Jackass” movie because its trailer featured the funniest thing I’ve seen in a movie theater all year: As Billy (played by Jackson Nicoll, a shockingly talented child comedian) rips off his Shirley Temple outfit at a children’s beauty contest, to instead ...

About Time (2013)

The Special Relationship In Richard Curtis’ Love Actually (2003), the British Prime Minister (played by the charming Hugh Grant) stands up to a U.S. President modeled on George W. Bush (played by Billy Bob Thornton with oily sleaze). When Grant leaves the room to get some papers, Thornton hits on Grant’s beloved, causing the Prime ...

Suture (1994)

Suturing Film Noir and Henry James I want to introduce you to the most talented contemporary American filmmakers you’ve never heard of: David Siegel and Scott McGehee. The filmmaking team has only made five films in the past twenty years, in a seeming attempt to match the glacial career of Stanley Kubrick. A graduate of ...