…re-view

The time has come, crusaders. With just days left of the season, it’s time to close another summer of blockbusters. But what a summer (and, if we’re honest, spring too) it’s been. There have been plenty of tears, laughter, songs, dances, and, of course, superheroes. It’s been one hell of a ride, but like all…

…Try to Make It Real

Talk about a dream, Try to make it real. Bruce Springsteen, “The Badlands” Today, I’m wrapping up our summer of blockbusters with a film that is the perfect finale for this summer of cinema. Firstly, it is not a blockbuster, which is very on theme for this year’s lineup. Secondly, it centers around music and…

…Capture the Spirit

As summer slowly winds down and the autumn television season starts to rev up, a new round of series has been making their entrances. There is a lot to sort through, but one, in particular, jumped out at me this past week — Amazon’s “Carnival Row.” Maybe it was the Victorian steampunk vibes, the fae/fairies,…

…blaze

On this final Friday before Labor Day (the unofficial end of summer), I thought I’d take a bit of a flashback to a movie from earlier this summer. It’s a film that, in my humble opinion, was misread by many critics. “Dark Phoenix” also marks the end of an era as the final X-Men film…

…head for the hills

There are some movies that you watch, enjoy, and move on from. Then there are those that you watch, wonder if you enjoyed, and then contemplate that question for the next six days (and counting). Guess which one “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” is? Of course, I’d expected nothing less from the latest…

…See What’s Happening

  “The Lion King” is a story and a film that elicits a strong response. From that jaw-dropping sunrise and goosebump-inducing first note to the final credits, the animated classic is seared into our collective memories. It is perfection and untouchable. Which is why what I’m about to write hurts a little. It’s not that…