Quick Hit Reviews

Quick Hits: My Fake Boyfriend, Justice League: The New Frontier, Windfall

Quick Hits: My Fake Boyfriend, Justice League: The New Frontier, Windfall

Quick Hits In the latest edition of Quick Hits, we've got a gay movie made by BuzzFeed that brings shame to the Queer Cinema Movement, one of the weaker films in the DC Animation Universe series, and a minimalist crime thriller that is well worth your time. My Fake Boyfriend Year: 2022 | Rating: My Fake Boyfriend is, without a doubt, one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. I knew when I saw the Buzzfeed Studios production logo at the beginning of the film that I should significantly lower my expectations, and yet it still managed…
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Quick Hits: The Little Hours, G.B.F., Push

Quick Hits: The Little Hours, G.B.F., Push

Quick Hits In this edition of Quick Hits, I review a strange comedy about temptation and repression, a gay Mean Girls knockoff that is anything but "fetch," and a bizarre sci-fi thriller that is far too convoluted for its own good. The Little Hours Year: 2017 | Rating: The Little Hours is a very strange film that I am having a very hard time deciding how I felt about it. On one hand, this was billed as a comedy, and I didn't really think that it was that funny. Aubrey Plaza's shtick didn't land for me in the opening scene, and…
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Quick Hits: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, SubUrbia, Tape

Quick Hits: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, SubUrbia, Tape

Quick Hits In the latest edition of Quick Hits, I take a look at a new animation/live-action hybrid comedy on Disney+ and two under-seen (and possibly underrated) works from a definitive voice of the American independent film movement. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Year: 2022 | Rating: The plot and story of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers are pretty flimsy, and the dialogue and animation is not great in places. But the gags and jokes and references are fun! I laughed a lot while watching this. Overall, I don't think this was great, but I mostly enjoyed it, so that's a…
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Quick Hits: Wish You, Giant Little Ones, Geography Club

Quick Hits: Wish You, Giant Little Ones, Geography Club

Quick Hits In the latest edition of Quick Hits, I review a feature adaptation of a Korean boy-love web series, a virtually unknown coming-of-age indie that embraces the gray areas of life, and a made-for-TV queer comedy that is somehow a product of a time before it was made. Wish You Year: 2021 | Rating: My fiancée is a big fan of Asian boy-love series. I am...not. They're often far too queer-baiting for my tastes, and if the boys do end up together, it's always at the very end of the series after a number of terribly tragic and melodramatic…
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Quick Hits: Minari, Carnal Knowledge, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Quick Hits: Minari, Carnal Knowledge, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Quick Hits In the latest edition of Quick Hits, I take a look at an acclaimed indie drama that missed its mark for me, a 1970s film that pushed the envelope for what content is acceptable in mainstream films, and a Yorgos Lanthimos thriller that is genuinely chilling. Minari Year: 2020 | Rating: I must say, I am genuinely shocked by how much I didn't enjoy this film. Given all of the praise that it received and the fact that it's a family drama, I really expected Minari to be right up my alley. And honestly? I feel shallow for saying this,…
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Quick Hits: Raising Arizona, The Dead Don’t Die, School of Rock

Quick Hits: Raising Arizona, The Dead Don’t Die, School of Rock

Quick Hits In the latest edition of Quick Hits, I take at look at three lesser-celebrated films by iconic American auteurs: a Coen Brothers comedy featuring a madcap performance from Nicolas Cage, the latest quirky offering from the "master of cool" Jim Jarmusch, and a family studio comedy from Richard Linklater that deserves to be counted among his best work. Raising Arizona Year: 1987 | Rating: Welp, chalk Raising Arizona up as yet another Coen Brothers film that I walked away from thinking that it was aggressively...fine. And as usual, I can't really describe why I wasn't enthralled with this…
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