Hello- I am writing this on March 21, Gary Oldman's birthday! So. Happy GO Day unto you. (also, yay about all those well-deserved Mank nominations) In the realm of contemporary mainstream Hollywood, Daniel Day-Lewis is widely considered the best living actor. Gary Oldman often ranks close behind, and the two are frequently compared as they … Continue reading Twenty-Four: Sin, Work Ethic, and Contextual Mediocrity
Twenty-Three: A Christmas Carol, Distance, and Holiday Reunions
I don't know how many film adaptations of A Christmas Carol exist, but the list seems endless. I'm not a maniacal fan of the story (though I don't deny its power or charm) so I've only seen a few of said movies, but to my mind, the only Christmas Carols that matter are Scrooged, the … Continue reading Twenty-Three: A Christmas Carol, Distance, and Holiday Reunions
Twenty-Two: Meantime, Autism, Glass Children and Neo-Nazis
This one has a shockingly young, skin-headed Gary Oldman banging around in a giant metal pot, and if that doesn't sell you on Meantime, then I just don't know what will.
Twenty-One: Mank, the Writer, the Holy Fool, and the Organ-Grinder’s Monkey
It's Manksgiving, y'all.
Twenty: The Firm, Hooliganism, and Masculinity Gone Awry
It’s bad for society, and y'know, it’s really bad for men.
Nineteen: The Scarlet Letter, Alcoholism, and “Being True”
The movie was hammered with bad reviews at the time. "Yeah," concedes Gary, "but there's some good work in there."
Eighteen: The Book of Eli, Westerns, and the Politics of Faith
As gunslingers and sinners, they each need redemption, but they suck at going about it-- one moreso than the other, maybe, but they're both in trouble. And no, I'm not talking about the 2020 election (okay, I am, kind of).
Seventeen: The Unborn, Trauma, and Jewish Horror Movies
It's kinda weird that Catholicism gets dibs on (arguably) the scariest movie of all time. Where is the Jewish Exorcist?
Tiny Gary is all about civic duty
Gary Oldman has stressed that he is still a British citizen, and thus cannot vote in US elections. But Tiny Gary is American made. Yay early voting! Good luck out there.
Sixteen: Hannibal, Scary Makeup, and Hiding in Plain Sight
Verger is an incredibly revolting character, but not because of his lewk.