Hello, My Name Is Doris: A Cringe-Worthy Film Only a Certain Generation Will Enjoy

The theater was not packed, but fuller than expected. From the laughter throughout the screening, Hello, My Name is Doris certainly found its audience. I cannot recall a film in recent memory that has made audiences guffaw as loud as this one. When the end credits began, I heard a fellow filmgoer whisper to her friend, “That was nice.”

No, ma’am.

It was not.

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Hail, Caesar!: Full of Promise and Disappointment

Old Hollywood is fascinating. From the way it was run to its finished projects, it is to today’s Hollywood what a lion is to a tiger: a distinct beast from the same family tree. It would be unfair to compare technology-driven aspects of film, such as special effects or video resolution, from then to now. It would also be impossible to compare an Alfred Hitchcock thriller with its modern day counterpart; the latter does not exist.

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