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Movie Review – Cyrano

Director: Joe Wright Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr Year: 2021 Had Cyrano had no music whatsoever, hadn’t, in fact, been a musical at all, I might have declared it one of the best films of the year.  This musical adaptation of a Broadway musical (which is itself adapted from a play which

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Thought – 2022 Oscar Update

A few months ago I posted a list of 30 potential Best Picture Oscar contenders, plus a list of snubbed films that deserved consideration.  Since then, I’ve updated the list with reviews as I’ve seen the movies, including any personal favorites that hadn’t previously made the list.  As the Academy Awards draw closer, let’s take

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Sports – NFL Picks 2021, Wild Card

Here are my NFL Wild Card Picks (6-10 last week, 163-108-1 for the season) Bye teams: Titans, Packers   LV @ Cin NE @ Buf Phi @ TB SF @ Dal Pit @ KC Ari @ LAR

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Movie Review – King Richard

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green Starring: Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton Year: 2021 King Richard must be a magical movie, because it held my attention and my interest even though I despised and abhorred its main character.  Or should I say villain, because Richard Williams is not what I would call a hero, not the

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Movie Review – Encanto

Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo Year: 2021 Unfortunately, Encanto is not enchanting; it’s a thin version of a dozen stories we’ve seen before, a hundred themes we’ve experienced before, and littered with a handful of very bad songs we’d swear we’ve heard before.  Directed

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Movie Review – The French Dispatch

Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Everyone Year: 2021 Do I even need to say that I love Wes Anderson and that he is my favorite director?  The name of my website is, after all, Archer Avenue, which is a reference to 111 Archer Ave, the address of the Tenenbaum house in The Royal Tenenbaums.  But it’s

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