2 Best Releases Starring Will Ropp

The Spool Staff

Sitting in Bars with Cake

Watch afterBarbie (2023) Blue Beetle (2023), Elemental (2023), The Marvels (2023),
MPAA RatingPG-13

(Editor's note: A previous version of this review included the full name of the presumptive real-life inspiration for the film; upon a subsequent request to maintain their privacy, we have removed that sentence.) Continue Reading →

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

GenreComedy Drama War,
SimilarBrubaker (1980), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Mississippi Burning (1988), Primal Fear (1996) What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993),
Watch afterBullet Train (2022),
MPAA RatingR

“What is Vietnam?” is not a question with an easy answer, but The Greatest Beer Run Ever tackles the challenge anyway. Like the plethora of media featuring the country—in any capacity—Peter Farrelly’s film runs headlong into the notion that what is an S-shaped piece of land in Southeast Asia can also be a dream after the Fall of Saigon. Or that the starry banner that international bodies recognize is not the triple-striped one flying overseas. Or that any example henceforth will possess the same gist: try to ring up nuance when discussing Vietnam. Continue Reading →