Rarely has a filmmaker’s follow-up been as anticipated and held to such potentially high standards. Does “Up” rise to the challenge?
Climax is alive with expression, and ranges from subtle to not so subtle gravitas.
A good friend of mine likes to point out every now and then that a good superhero movie is defined best on the strength of the villain – how villainous, how bold the deeds, how affecting they are on the hero. In another way, for Marvel Studios flicks, the same could be said for the […]
Admittedly, I’ve always had misconceptions about the punk community. The piercings, the music, the volume, etc.
If the recent Roma evokes memory by way of camera movement and motion – giving one the sense of and time to meditate on new and old perspectives of a past life – then 1999 does so in a viscerally visual manner, with light, textures, environments, and super-impositions. The whole of this production – a […]
Donnybrook may not be subtle always, but it is American through and through, for better and worse.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part keeps the pace going by following the same beat and pulling on similar heartstrings.
It’s incredible to know that films like Buddies, taking chances on difficult and taboo topics, were made during their urgent eras.
The story of the new documentary Mind Over Matter is indeed one of inspiration and perseverance: A young man battles physical limitations and societal stigmas to achieve his dreams in L.A. Absolutely, the specificity of his condition – Cerebral Palsy – as it relates to his career – Musician – is quite striking by mere […]
It was only a matter of time before a filmmaker turned the gig-economy into a vehicle (no pun intended) for a nightmare. A while back, I reviewed a small movie called Fare, which was conceived, shot, and completed over the course of a few days. While the wear and tear between the seams of the […]