Film Review: Joker

Critics are being critical and audiences are buying tickets. Meanwhile, police are patrolling outside theaters. The real question is – has DC decided to stake out supervillian territory?

Film Review: Pan

It’s all very Spielbergian; in fact in many places Pan reminds strongly of Hook, Spielberg’s own chaotic visit to Neverland

Film Review: Jurassic World

It took one of the most astute adventure directors in history working with the best visual effects company ever at the bleeding edge of their craft to make the first Jurassic Park. Now, anyone can do it.

Film Review: Mockingjay – Part 1

Katniss Everdeen has grown up in poverty, been yanked away from her life and forced to fight against other children to the death, become a stooge for the corrupt government behind said child gladiatorial combat and been thrown back into the arena again to quell her growing symbolism for revolutionary movements and she has had […]

Marvel’s Biggest Gamble

With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY becoming the first film of 2014 to cross the $300 million barrier and with it claiming the domestic box office champion ship from fellow Marvel alumni CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER the film business chorus has shifted from Marvel takes big risks to Marvel can do no wrong. Even SATURDAY […]

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

It doesn’t seem like it should be that hard to make a piece of big budget entertainment which doesn’t skimp on brains or heart while ignoring the siren call of camp or bad humor. It doesn’t seem like it should be that hard, but apparently it is, so let’s cherish it where we find it.