Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Endgame”) has had many successful movies over the years, despite personal difficulties that have arisen over the course of his career. Movies that he’s starred in, like “Iron Man,” “Zodiac” and “Chaplin,” are legendary pieces of work.
We all want to be remembered — there’s no doubt about that. If we didn’t, fame wouldn’t be so coveted and patent lawyers would be out of a job. But when it comes to making history, few of us are ever able to achieve anything “noteworthy.” Or are we?
I think the phrase “lightning in a bottle” is overused. So, know that when I call Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” lightning in a bottle, understand that I mean it in the most life-altering, soul-affirming way.
In my memory, Winter Break 2019 will always be defined by “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While I watched some (far superior) movies like “Little Women” and “Knives Out” during this holiday season, my brain still can’t let “Skywalker” go.
“Hustlers” isn’t just a story about ex-strippers performing a series of heists aimed at the Wall Street con-men who tanked the economy. It’s also not just the best movie of 2019 (though to this writer, it is most certainly that). “Hustlers” is a time capsule.