… 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.
Green Book’s controvesy and why we talk about race in movies
Please welcome a new friend to the Blog, Ron Dawson. Ron is a filmmaker and managing editor of The Frame.io Insider, the video collaboration site’s leading online educational resource for post production professionals. Ron has also hosted numerous podcasts, including Radio Film School (which is like “This American Life” for filmmakers) and the 1-on-1 filmmaking… Continue reading Green Book’s controvesy and why we talk about race in movies
The Lego Movie 2 Hits a Lot of Good but Familiar Beats
The Lego Movie 2 more or less rises to the challenges it has set up for itself.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse goes where no superhero film has gone before
WARNING: Light spoilers ahead BRIAN RUSSELL: Hey there Sam! Certainly you know this, and most regular readers of the blog will also be aware, I am a comic book fan from way back, and waited my entire life for the modern age of digital effects to make the superhero’s of my childhood look so realistic… Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse goes where no superhero film has gone before
The Favourite Is Dizzyingly Good
Why was the Favourite one of my favorite films so far this year? Read and find out! You won’t believe what happens next!
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Challenges the Coen Brothers’ Nihilism
The Coen Brothers tell six neat stories that actually feel like a cohesive whole because… well, they’re the Coen Brothers, come on.
An Ode to the Episode
How good are TV episodes? Very good!
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.
Hilda and Children’s Entertainment
We go all over the place in this one: animation, Hilda, Gravity Falls, Tarkovsky, My Neighbor Totoro, etc.
What Makes a Good Blockbuster Villain
Yeah, yeah, we’re talking about Thanos AGAIN.