…Rebuild

  As we prepare to enter into Academy Awards crunchtime, it’s nice to break up the Oscar picks with something a bit lighter. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” definitely fits the bill. In this second installment, the LEGO film franchise has lost none of its self-awareness. In fact, it takes its meta-nature to…

…assemble

When it comes to the superhero genre, just about everything has been covered. We’ve focused on the B-list heroes, the villains, and even given some time to super questionable match-ups (Superman would flatten Batman in a fair fight…it’s just true). And yet, somehow in the midst of what would appear to be peak superhero saturation,…

…unfold

There are few storytellers as consistently excellent as the folks at Laika, and their latest tale “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a story about stories, showcases that strength in a new, touching as always, light. Kubo’s story (told by Kubo) starts in the blink of an eye, with his mother. In this tale, the lines…

…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.

…think on your sins

Ah, the Bond movie.  You love ’em or you hate ’em, or you love to hate ’em.  I happen to love them, but everything I love about Bond movies strangely correlate with everything I hate about them. The Bond girls to be specific.  I have nothing against these women.  I get it, and I fully…