Spoilers ahead, and not enough Goose the cat.
We've just reached the halfway mark of 2018, and already box office records have been broken, franchise fatigues shattered, and even gotten some extraordinary movies in the process. There's no way to know how many of these will stick out as memorable features this time six months from now, but the front half of 2018 … Continue reading 2018 Mid-Year Review
Light spoilers ahead.
Two weeks ago, I saw: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Ambitious mega-sequel tying together plot elements from the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus introducing charismatic new characters in Scarlet Witch and The Vision. I had some trouble following what was going on but I overall enjoyed it (though I don't understand … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: May 08-14, 2016
Last week, I saw: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Possibly the greatest superhero film ever made, this episode features the First Avenger under pressure from a staggering bureaucracy, as the threat of a mysterious figure looms closer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Carnival of Souls (1962) - Occasionally spooky mystery/horror about a young woman who apparently … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: May 01-07, 2016
This felt like one of my bigger movie weeks in some time - last week, I saw: That Thing You Do! (1996) - Entertaining kaleidoscope of the 1960s music scene, about the rise and fall of a one-hit wonder band. RECOMMENDED. Carol (2015) - This is a tough one; I loved the production of Todd … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: April 24-30, 2016
Boyz n the Hood (1991) - Very impressive story about good kids growing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Authentic performances and dialogue elevate this film into true art. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Iron Man 3 (2013) - My favorite so far in the Iron Man saga, with our hero facing genuine PTSD after the nutso … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: April 16-22, 2016