Movie Review – Boss Level (2021’s Groundhog Day Loop film)
As the queen of Groundhog Day (GHD) time loop movies, of course I viewed and reviewed Boss Level. It’s only viewable on Hulu. This is too bad, because in a normal (ie, not CoVid year) this would be a crowd-pleasing blockbuster on the big screen. Seriously, Boss Level is a fantastic actioner that’s more comedic […]
Sundance 2021 Festival Movie Review – On the Count of Three
My Favorite Movie at Sundance This was my favorite movie at Sundance this year. It has a dark premise and comes with a major trigger warning. (Seriously, if you’re thinking of harming yourself please use the crisis text line instead of seeing this film, or even reading the rest of this review). But I found […]
What does the ending of Palm Springs mean?
The three endings in the Groundhog Day themed movie Palm Springs have a little unpacking to do. Plus, dinosaurs. Let’s get to it. SPOILERS LIE AHEAD. Why does Nyles mention his dog? In the first end scene, Nyles and Sarah are lounging in the pool at his ‘safe house’ on November 10th, the real next day. […]
Groundhog Day Movie – Palm Springs (2020)
Palm Springs: this year’s entry in the Groundhog Day genre is a deft, satirical comedy with paradoxical hints of darkness and transcendence. There’s an unforced whimsy, with unheroic but likable characters. Everything unfolds at a languid rate, lobbing in more symbolic images than you can shake a can of beer at. Palm Springs is deeply […]