Chadwick Boseman shows great emotional depth and a wide range as baseball legend Jackie Robinson.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and like most people, your first thought is probably something along the lines of “Shoot! I forgot to do anything special.”
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph weaves together an upredictable narrative while maintaining cross-generational appeal.
“Our lives are not our own”: Cloud Atlas explores the past, present and future we share with one another
Cloud Atlas is, at its most simple point, an epic yarn of six different stories that detail how, basically, we are all connected, and that the actions of the present can both be influenced by the past and determine the future.
Time travel is always a messy premise, but no amount of DeLoreans or hot tubs could have salvaged this trope.
The phrase “what’s old is new” is very true in the case of Tim Burton’s new stop-motion animation film, Frankenweenie, an adaptation of an animated short he did for Disney back in 1984.
When a film reaches a certain age, I believe we should honor and respect them for their influence, while simultaneously analyzing its lasting value as an artistic piece.
An opportunity for conversations that matter turns into a mess of plot and character struggle
Disney’s latest film breathes life into an old classic.
By the end...we have come to judge the barbaric people of the Capitol through Katniss’ eyes, only to realize that we ourselves have paid to watch the Games.
I had no doubt that Universal Studios was up to the challenge of bringing to life a well-loved children’s book. Boy was I wrong.
You’ll enjoy it for the great performances, the deliberately cheesy, 80s-flavored soundtrack and, theoretically, all the film references. It’s worth seeing.
Woody Allen would call himself the most derivative, referential director working today. So, it should be no problem discerning what may have led him to make Midnight in Paris.
Whether or not you respond to their movies, Spielberg and Abrams are sentimental and optimistic filmmakers: their enthusiasm for their work shines through the best of their films.
The Coen Brothers usually make films with their own flavor, and sprinkle in the spice of director’s long past. With True Grit, it is the opposite; they have made a film using the flavors of the director’s long past, with mere hints of their own spice.
Watching Kelly Asbury’s film Gnomeo and Juliet is a little like falling into a box of Sour Patch Kids: excessively colorful and sugary sweet with a bit of sourness just barely below the surface.
Black Swan comes from a tradition of films that confound our ideas of “high-brow” and “low-brow” by including electrifying elements from both.
Our goal is to give the reader reference points for his or her favorite movies, in order to help spark an interest in film history. We will discuss the antecedents of a popular movie in reverse chronological order–working backwards through film history. This week, we will focus on Inception.
Life According to Agfa is a film about a potential future for Israel. The characterizations of the military, the Zionists, the Arabs and the police are meant as caricatures, not authentic portrayals of the Israeli reality. As Kosh said, ‘if we continue [our current policies], then this might happen.”
If you think you’ll like it, you’ll probably like it. If you think it looks stupid, just stay far away. If you’re ambivalent, like I was, then you’ll probably feel about the same when you come out of the theater.