…do or dye

The format of “Atomic Blonde” is familiar enough. We open in 1989 Berlin, right in the middle of the Cold War, and just barely ahead of the fall of the Wall…and smack dab on top of the premise of countless spy thrillers. Cut to chase scene ending in a British operative being taken out. Cue…

…Never Surrender

“Dunkirk” is a bit of a detour from the usual summer fare, in the best way possible. It’s not in 3D. It’s not a sequel. It’s not meant to launch a franchise. The setting is a real place, and the story is real. Told with an ensemble cast on a large-scale that harkens back to…

…shift gears

As is quite often the case, this summer of blockbusters is full of sequels, but not just sequels, sequels coming off of sequels we’d rather forget. Earlier this summer we saw a valiant effort made by “Pirates of the Caribbean” to erase its fourth installment from its story arc, and this week brings us another…

…Take Action

Well, it’s here again. It’s that wonderful time of the cinematic year when we get to take a break from the highbrow films and just enjoy a few high energy, sometimes disappointing, but mostly satisfying, blockbusters. This summer/spring promises to be one doozy of a blockbuster season.