…face the final curtain

The feat of storytelling and moviemaking that has been the Marvel cinematic universe up until this point was already worthy of deep, profound respect. Now that it’s reached its conclusion (of this phase, don’t freak out, there are more movies to come) the extent of the excellence is even clearer.

…do whatever it takes

Today as more and more reports, whispers, and rumors spread, the world is still waiting for the final resolution of one crucial, global storyline…”Avengers: Endgame.” One week stands between us and part two of the gut punch that was “Avengers: Infinity War.” And given that the film is set to run more than three hours…

…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…

…Choose to Accept It

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” the fifth installment in the Impossible series does not disappoint. It doesn’t do anything particularly new or exciting, but it does what its predecessors have down before it, it entertains.

…Elevate

You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change. You’re all puppets, tangled in strings… strings! – Ultron “Avengers: Age of Ultron” With “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” director Joss Whedon faced the impossible task of topping the success of 2012’s “The Avengers.” Thankfully, Mr. Whedon did not fall victim to the…

…Play The Part

American Hustle is a force to be reckoned with. Directed by David O. Russell, this comedic crime-drama is somewhat loosely based on the FBI’s Abscam operation of the late 70s and early 80s (names and some details were changed).  Now, this part is where I would usually put in a short synopsis of the film.  After many…