Well, it certainly took much longer for me to come back here than I expected when I wrote this column about the most brilliant film to come along in many many years, US. Since then, I just haven't felt motivated to put the kind of energy into writing that this sort of post requires. Of... Continue Reading →
We Need to Talk About US
Wow. It's been a while. But I told you that I wasn't gone for good. So, thank you for clicking on - and hopefully reading - this column (and for not abandoning me while I regained my strength, but more on that in a bit). Because if you've seen Jordan Peele's Us, then you know you... Continue Reading →
Spoiler-Filled Infinity War Discussion (and the Audience Reaction to That Ending)!
As Infinity War is poised to break the domestic opening weekend record (and suggest - to me, at least - that Marvel is now as relevant in today's world as Star Wars, if not more so), it has been thrilling and shocking audiences since it debuted on Thursday. Everyone has thoughts, opinions, and predictions for... Continue Reading →
The 2018 Movie March Oscar Preview
Here we go! The biggest night in the film industry is just around the corner! Every year, Hollywood's biggest gather in order to honor the best in the industry. Winning an Oscar can make a career. It can transform an actor into a star. It can catapult a film into classic territory. Though it truly... Continue Reading →
Let’s All Stop Pretending the Razzies Have Credibility
Oh, the Razzies. Every year, the night before the Academy Awards, the Golden Raspberry Awards are held to ostensibly "honor" the worst in film from the previous year. Such delight is taken in tearing down the work of others and doing so in a way that is not the slightest bit constructive, but rather mean-spirited... Continue Reading →
2018’s Twelve Biggest Oscar Snubs!
Today is the day when so many on your Facebook feed likes to pretend they've seen all the recent movies as they band together to vocally dispute the Academy Award nominations. In reality, most have seen four or five movies from the previous year in total, and maybe one - two, if they're lucky -... Continue Reading →
Ten Fourth-Quarter 2017 Films to be Excited About!
I did this a 2016 version of this post a year ago (right here) and had fun with it, so I'm doing it again for 2017. Sometimes it feels that all the good movies for the year are released in the summer. But that's not true! We have plenty more to which we can look forward! ... Continue Reading →
Why Event Films are as Relevant as Current Events
"By opting out of these films, one is making the active choice to lose touch with where we are as a global society and culture."
The Ten Best Comic Book Movie Castings
There was a time, long ago, when a movie based on a comic book couldn't even get a greenlight. Then, slight progress was made so that they could get the go-ahead, but nobody with any name value wanted anywhere near them. Now, comic books are recognized as the complex pieces of art that they are, with... Continue Reading →
Why WONDER WOMAN Matters
I just got home from a second viewing of Warner Brothers's Wonder Woman and I felt compelled to write, again. I tried to talk myself out of it. "No, come on, you can take today off. You've already done your next four #ThrowbackThursdays ahead of time. You stayed up an hour later than you should... Continue Reading →