The Breakdown of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web', 'The Grinch', 'The Other Side of the Wind', 'The Holiday Calendar', and 'Shirkers'

This week on The Movie Breakdown we've got reviews for some long awaited movies. If we're talking about long waits then how about a movie that was filmed before I was born and has finally been released now with legendary filmmaker Orson Welles' final movie, The Other Side of the Wind. We have a soft-reboot quasi sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with the now Claire Foy starring The Girl in the Spider's Web. Who hasn't been saying that we need more remakes of holiday specials stretched out to feature length, and we have that in The Grinch. It is finally that time of the year when Netflix starts rolling out their Hallmark-esque purposefully (I think) cheesy romantic holiday movie in The Holiday Calendar. Then we have a documentary of a small indy film that went missing for over a decade in Shirkers. As always we really hope you love the show, and if you do then please spread the word to other new movie fans.

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Four Star Rating:

The Other Side of the Wind ***½ (CS & SM)
The Girl in the Spider's Web **½ (CS)
The Holiday Calendar *½ (CS) & * (SM)
The Grinch **½ (CS)
Shirkers ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)