Mike Nichols

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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Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Year: 1966 | Rating: This is one of the most batshit crazy films I have ever seen in my life. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? walked so that Uncut Gems (2019) and Shiva Baby (2020) could run. I feel like I've been put through the wringer, like I've borne witness to something that I wasn't supposed to see. There's literally nothing that can be said about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor's legendary performances in this film that hasn't been said before, but I think that an aspect that is often overlooked (in my opinion, due to the massive success and cultural ubiquity of The Graduate [1967]) is how…
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