Picking Up the Spare: 20th Century Women, Split, The Comedian

20th Century Women Not sure how I missed this, but writer/director Mike Mills worked with A24 to create a streaming radio station playing nothing but music from 1979, the year the movie is set. Split Spoiler warning, but it appears one of the movie's big twists was hinted at on at least one of the … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare: 20th Century Women, Split, The Comedian

MMM Recap: Week of 12/30 New Releases

Live By Night The campaign really works hard to create that sense of this being an old-school movie, the kind “they don’t make anymore.” Affleck is certainly no Bogart, but the movie is being positioned as the kind of hard-nosed gangster flick that he or Jimmy Cagney used to make, not the more modern Goodfelles-esque … Continue reading MMM Recap: Week of 12/30 New Releases

Movie Marketing Madness: 20th Century Women

Stories of clashing generations are nothing new, but the trope is getting a fresh take at the box off with 20th Century Women, the new movie from writer/director Mike Mills, who based it off his relationship with his own mother. Set during the turbulent 1970s, the movie stars Annette Bening as Dorothea, a woman born … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: 20th Century Women