Movies With Mikey
May 19, 2016 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Yes! I'm a fan of this new wave of video essays - Movies with Mikey, Every Frame a Painting, Nerd Writer (a little). Was it A.O. Scott who wrote that criticism itself is art?

In any case, these are very entertaining and make me appreciate the films. Even the terrible ones I'll never see.
posted by boghead at 12:00 PM on May 19, 2016

I've just started tuning into these recently, and somehow had no idea the back catalogue was that extensive, so yay! I'm also willing to admit that the end of his recent Force Awakens review almost moved me to tears.
posted by Monster_Zero at 12:10 PM on May 19, 2016

The Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) was good and portends well for the others ( as much as any collection of criticisms can).
posted by zenon at 12:14 PM on May 19, 2016

I dug the Cabin in the Woods review. That film has been thinkpieced to death, but Neumann still found something new to say.
posted by Banknote of the year at 12:42 PM on May 19, 2016

I'm disappointed that he buys into the whole narrative around Hugo, which is that a) Martin Scorsese is America's best film director" and b) Hugo itself is not a heap of insufferable bean-plating.
posted by sneebler at 1:08 PM on May 19, 2016

Interesting, but fairly annoying audio spoils it for me. Too loud and then too quiet. More fun than Red Letter Media though, and way less misogyny.

No pictures, but plenty of words to make up for it:

"For Intelligent, Informed Cinema Debate, The Cinematologists Are Hard To Beat" - Mark Kermode
posted by asok at 4:01 PM on May 19, 2016

The Road To Perdition
The Rocketeer
Last Action Hero

posted by drinkcoffee at 4:03 PM on May 19, 2016

the Scott Pilgrim review is worth it just for "Jomps Wobbin".
posted by namewithoutwords at 7:19 PM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]

I think that's right?
posted by RustyBrooks at 7:29 PM on May 19, 2016

Oh man the 5th element one is great
posted by RustyBrooks at 7:38 PM on May 19, 2016

I enjoyed these a lot - thanks for linking them!
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:14 PM on May 19, 2016

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