A.A. Dowd
aadowd
9/5/19
2:28 PM
188

Hey all. Just wanted to drop in here and give a very sincere thank you to everyone who’s read the piece and everyone who’s commented below. I had to kind of talk myself into writing this, for a number of reasons, but I’m glad I did, and I’m deeply moved by the responses here—by those of you sharing your own

8/8/19
11:13 PM
14

I honestly have no idea what the target demo for this movie is. It’s based on a kid-lit series (so, adolescents?), is PG-13 and teen-centric (teens?), and is based on a nostalgia item from the ’80s and ’90s (millennials?). I think the combination of its source material and the rating will draw some younger people—it’s

8/6/19
3:23 PM
16

As Allison pretty clearly lays out, this film is a demonstration that there *is* some overlap in Lynch’s values and those of what you could conventionally identify as a “Disney movie,” intended meaning of comment included. It’s fine not to see that compatibility, or to not agree that it exists, but Disney surely saw

8/6/19
11:13 AM
126

Well, there’s also the fact that it literally was a Disney movie.

7/11/19
5:24 PM
35

Not only does he not stop him from saying it, the whole joke in this one is that Pumbaa waits for him to stop him before saying it. (I realize this isn’t the best evidence that the Timon and Pumbaa stuff is pretty good, but it is generally pretty good.)

6/13/19
8:19 PM
11

Does it challenge that? I’d say it affirms loudly.

5/21/19
2:47 PM
2

I’m wasn’t sure, and you appear to be right. Thanks. Weird goof.

5/20/19
1:32 PM
1

I’ll have thoughts on that one in the next dispatch.

4/24/19
4:36 PM
8

Boy, that’s tough. A *lot* of movie in this movie, and once things start revving up, they don’t really slow down. Most of the non-expositional stuff arrives towards the end—if you don’t mind missing some action, you’d probably be okay to relieve yourself in the last 45 minutes. But there is not a lot of wasted real

4/24/19
2:41 AM
85

You’re not wrong, so big public revelation time: Having rewatched Infinity War a couple times, I’d probably bump it up to a B-. I do think Endgame is slightly better—there are stretches I’d call a total blast. Both have issues in my book; they just happen to be different ones.

4/11/19
9:42 PM
8

Okay, I fucked up. I don’t usually think of them as a grunge band, as they started a *little* earlier than some others. But they were in that scene, you’re right.

3/20/19
10:04 PM
54

If it’s a serious question: Craftsmanship is not all that matters. The review itself lays out why I think the film, which is quite good, falls short of the A range.

3/20/19
9:40 PM
21

I did not. Randall wrote about it from SXSW. This is the full, official review.