Bad Times at the El Royale is a Decently Good Time

Alternating between great pot boiler scenes and largely useless flashbacks, here’s what we think of Bad Times at El Royale.

Eighty Years of King Kong: Spectacle or Story?

On good days I consider “Citizen Kane” the seminal film of the sound era, but on bad days it is “King Kong.” That is not to say I dislike “King Kong,” which, in this age of technical perfection, uses its very naivete to generate a kind of creepy awe. It’s simply to observe that this… Continue reading Eighty Years of King Kong: Spectacle or Story?