Tag: John Cleese

REVIEW: Shrek the Third (2007)

2007 reminds me a lot of 2004 in terms of DreamWorks Animation’s cinematic output. In both years, they released a Shrek sequel in May and in the fall, a comedy featuring anthropomorphic animals starring a well-known comedian. We’ll talk about Bee Movie next time, but one big difference between t...

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REVIEW: Shrek 2 (2004)

Conventional wisdom tells us that sequels are usually a bad idea and never as good as the original movie. Every now and again, there’s an exceptionally good sequel that shakes things up, expanding on themes and characters from the original while also exploring new ones. I’ve always considered Th...

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REVIEW: Charming (2018)

Most of the time, the movies I watch and review are the ones I’ve been waiting for, either because they looked good or because of who was involved in making them. I rarely watch things I haven’t heard of on a whim because, like most people, I’m busy and there’s already so much I want &hellip...

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You Should Be Watching: Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, the home of underappreciated and forgotten media. This week, we’re traveling to Judea and questioning the notion of the Messiah with Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The Monty Python comedy troupe are perhaps best known for the film Monty Python and the Holy ...

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