Going into The Post, I didn’t have high hopes from its announcement to its release as 20th Century Fox have marketed it as a “Oscar bait” film (it sure paid off, gaining Meryl Streep a Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Best Picture nomination), which usually wards me off from seeing a film (see: Moonlight, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech and so forth). However, with The Post, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Tracy Letts, Bruce Greenwood, Alison Brie, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Michael Stuhlbarg among many others, that’s a film that I simply cannot turn down no matter how much I may try.
A longstanding issue I’ve had with superhero movies is that the lack of consequences (for a prime example, rewatch Captain America: Civil War) and that they don’t necessarily “end” for a lack of a better term. With Logan, director James Mangold (who also directed the previous Wolverine solo film The Wolverine) seeks to send a loud and clear message to Hollywood: sometimes consequences and a definitive ending can be achieved without ruining your plans for your cinematic universe. Logan is the culmination of a tale of a loner who found a family that showed him a better life so many years ago.
Edgar Wright has broken from cult status to the mainstream with 2017’s Baby Driver.
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in this piece of art about what art means.
30 years later, Blade Runner makes sure you know it’s here to stay.
Coco is full of heart, but not much substance.
Lady Bird doesn’t soar above the crowd.
The Big Sick is a heartfelt romantic comedy that also happens to be the best films of 2017.
Ever since I experienced Batman’s return to the big screen in 2005 with Batman Begins and Superman’s own return with Superman Returns in 2006, I’ve been pining for a Justice League live-action… Read more “Justice League Review”
In Daddy’s Home 2, the cast is underutilized, the humor isn’t funny and retains none of the good things that were in the original film.
Austin Belzer liked what Taika Watiti tried to accomplish with Thor: Ragnarok, but the humor was a bit much.