REVIEW: Deadpool 2 (2018)

Release poster — 20th Century Fox

The following is a review of Deadpool 2 — Directed by David Leitch.

I was a big fan of Tim Miller’s Deadpool, which I thought was everything you expected it to be and more. It was an immature superhero movie that made fun of its own genre, but which still suffered from some of the same problems as the lesser films in the genre. What made the film soar for me was the central love story, which was the driving force of the origin story. (more…)

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REVIEW: Westworld – “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

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The following is a spoiler-filled review of the fourth episode of Westworld: Season Two – Developed by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy

In the fourth episode of the second season of Westworld (“The Riddle of the Sphinx”), William (played by Jimmi Simpson) tests Jim Delos (played by Peter Mullan), Bernard (played by Jeffrey Wright) somehow comes across an old friend, and we find out who ‘Grace’ (played by Katja Herbers) actually is. (more…)

Box Office Predictions – May 2018

Let’s be honest, you don’t want to compete with a Marvel event movie, the sequel to a surprise superhero hit, or a Star Wars movie. All of that means that no other film that studios have much faith in are positioned in between these films. So, today I am going to be talking about Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story. (more…)

RETRO REVIEW: Before Sunset (2004)

Theatrical Release Poster – Warner Independent Pictures

The following is a retro review of Before Sunset — Directed by Richard Linklater.

There is a quote in this movie that sort of explains very well the differences between the outlook of Before Sunrise and the worldview of Before Sunset. Very late in the film, Celine tells Jesse that “reality and love are almost contradictory to me.” In Before Sunset, one character has absorbed the romance that another had previously exuded but now is almost absent of.  (more…)

RETRO REVIEW: Before Sunrise (1995)

Theatrical Release Poster – Columbia Pictures

The following is a retro review of Before Sunrise — Directed by Richard Linklater.

For the longest time, I had wanted to finally watch Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed Before Trilogy, but I somehow never found the time — until now. This week, I watched the trilogy from start to finish over the course of maybe 30 hours. One of the greatest surprises about this Before Trilogy marathon was how hard I fell in love with the elegant young love story that Linklater presented in the first film about the unlikely lovers, Celine and Jesse. (more…)

Great Responsibility: Tom Holland is Spider-Man – Special Features #22

The following article contains spoilers for previous Spider-Man films & Avengers: Infinity War.

I think Andrew Garfield is a very talented actor — I love many of his films — but when he played Peter Parker, he was never my Spider-Man. I grew up with Tobey Maguire’s performances as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and a part of me will always see him as ‘my Spider-Man’ — no matter what happens — but today I want to talk about why I think Tom Holland is already starting to take his place.
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REVIEW: Utøya 22. Juli (2018)

Theatrical Release Poster – Nordisk Film

The following is a review of Utøya 22. Juli — Directed by Erik Poppe.

On July 22nd 2011, Norway was attacked by the terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. He began by detonating a bomb in Norway’s capital, before he went to the island Utøya and shot and killed dozens of young men and women from a political youth organization. Now, almost seven years later, Norwegian director Erik Poppe has made a film about the Utøya massacre. (more…)