What is Cinema? My Public Disagreement with Martin Scorsese

… the best superhero (and action) films have been by auteur directors and did have real risks and consequences … Logan, The Dark Knight, Joker and even Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989 were all very big risks, and transcend the “Marvel” problem Scorsese is talking about … Scorsese has made a decision — based on his age (he actually pretty much says this in his OpEd piece) and his prejudices — to discard and entire segment of films.

Atomic Blonde is Very Cool

Every now and then a movie comes out that proves “style over substance” isn’t the awful thing it’s believed to be. We’ve discussed this in past reviews, but when style is all-consuming, when it is the primary purpose of a film, it becomes the substance. And when that style is good enough to sustain an… Continue reading Atomic Blonde is Very Cool

We Were Both Underwhelmed by “Moonlight,” but Disagree Why

Moonlight is a critical darling and a likely Oscar contender. Sam and Chris discuss the film, the coming-of-age genre, and narrative structure.