…fight for it

You can’t talk about Marvel’s latest movie without talking about its cultural significance. I know there are people out there that take issue with its self-awareness on the matter. But with all due respect, the people that are seriously offended by “Captain Marvel” taking a moment for female empowerment might be part of the reason…

…Dethrone

Every summer has its fair share of flops, and director Guy Ritchie’s, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is unfortunately this summer’s first. An updated King Arthur story with some Game of Thrones edge would have been a welcome addition to this summer’s blockbuster lineups. Sadly this film misses its mark…by a lot.

…glimmer

From the very first seconds of  “The Grand Budapest Hotel” it’s clear this is a Wes Anderson film. The look, the dialogue, the premise, it has all of the wonderful things that make up this slightly off-kilter, but always fun to look at stories.

…dispel the myth

The true brilliance of DreamWorks’ “Rise of the Guardians” lies not in its ability to cover just about every holiday season (except for Halloween…sorry no Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown), but in its ability to humanize classic childhood characters that we all know and love. The Guardians: Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth…

…Keep Your Distance

To call Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” beautiful would be an understatement. It is stunning in every way. In this overtly symbolic reimagining of Tolstoy’s epic love story, this familiar tale is shrunk down to a more palatable size, but loses none of its grandness. Filmed almost entirely inside an old abandoned theater, we see the…

…make it count

 In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the latest installment in Guy Ritchie’s reimagination of Sherlock, timing is everything. This Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr.), as seen in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes, is exact in speech, action, and every other aspect of his life.   Even his apparent gaffs are carefully calculated.  He survives purely on logic…