…keep it quiet

It’s not hard to watch Adam McKay’s “Vice” and think about how little things have changed. It may be difficult to remember that it was created by the same people who brought us “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights.” (Seriously.)

…find a league of our own

It’s no secret that of late DC Comics has struggled to put forth the kind of cinematic success that its counterpart, Marvel practically has down to a science. Following the particularly sour taste of “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” the DC Universe is a little on edge, even after the incredible triumph of “Wonder…

…Make Contact

From the outside, director Denis Villenueve’s “Arrival” appears to be a blockbuster film. A global alien invasion and two leads who’ve starred in competing comic book franchise films screams popcorn flick. A closer look reveals a complex tale that’s not about humanity’s demise, but its salvation. The film opens with a different kind of arrival than you…

…review

Ready. Set. It’s go time for the 2017 Oscars marathon! This morning the 2017 Oscar Nominees were announced and you have your mission, movie lovers. Nine best picture nominees (holding back my opinion on this…for now), 33 days until Oscar Sunday, start planning accordingly. Hopefully, you have a bit of a headstart with a movie or…

…blink

I very clearly remember the first time I learned of the pop culture phenom of Keane paintings. It was roughly two months ago when I first saw a trailer for Tim Burton’s latest film “Big Eyes.” I admit that the most memorable thing about the trailer for me was not my general ignorance of this…

…Skirt the Issue

We’re now three weeks into the summer blockbuster season and it’s time we have a talk. It’s a talk we’ve had before and will doubtless have again, but it’s an important one that we will continue to have until it’s no longer needed. It’s time to talk about lady superheroes. It’s no secret that women…