It's nice to see Richard Linklater and Jack Black reunited once more. I think Richard Linklater brings the best out in him as although he's on full on performance mode, it's toned down and isn't Jack Black. It's an odd little true story that is original and a little quirky. It wa...
In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing ... read more
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November 11, 2013
November 1, 2013
True crime stories have a tendency to be sensationalistic. Many films based on high-profile murders, kidnappings or other such cases go out of their way to be shocking or outré, and for every one or two that hit the mark, you get a dozen that come off as cheap, exploitative or ju...
June 4, 2013
This film from Richard Linklater is yet another look at small town life and the seedy underbelly of said small town. It looks at the story of the real life murder of Marjorie Nugent by her friend and partner Bernie Tiede. Using talking head interviews with real life residents of ...
May 1, 2013
April 13, 2013
Has its moments, but mostly I was bored or distracted watching this one. Not sure why. Performances all good. Liked the small town USA setting. Maybe my mood at the time? Really did think I would enjoy this more than I did. Maybe it was the "documentary" style that distracted me....
February 9, 2013
Question: Are you a fan of Jack Black? If so, you might want to check out Bernie. It came out last year. Many probably missed the theatrical release because it did not stay out for very long. What a pity since I think this may be Jack Black's best performance to date.
December 19, 2012
Before I saw this movie, I knew that Jack Black was a talented performer. Now that I've seen this, I can tell you that he really can act, not just as an exaggerated version of his real self, but truly act act, like genuine thespians do. I really hope he gets awards recognition fo...
November 18, 2012
"I've read numerous of times that Bernie is a film your either going to love or hate. I happen to be in the middle. Jack Black gives out one of his best performances I have seen in a long time. I love Shirley MacLaine. She does well in this role. The story is solid. I even...
November 17, 2012fb100000145236770
"Bernie" is an oddball movie that gives the best performance of Jack Blacks career. This isn't his best movie, but in terms of what he's done as an actor, this is his best work. Black is usually hilarious and over the top, but here he is a little reserved, weird, and a character ...
November 17, 2012
This is how I've always pictured Texas, outrageous and slightly effeminate.