Chris writes 18 mini reviews for 18 mini episodes!
Wow, I sure did want to like A Wrinkle in Time. On the surface it has everything going for it. Classic story, inclusive cast, big action, special effects bonanza, Hollywood darling-director Ava DuVernay, Captain Kirk, Reese Witherspoon AND Oprah. It also had a hundred and three million dollar price tag. How could it go wrong?… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry
Alex Garland explores ways to think and exist in his first two features.
I’ve been looking forward to Annihilation since before I even knew what Annihilation was. After seeing Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina I was immediately excited to see what this filmmaker would do next. Ex Machina was impressively simple and stylish. It made a dialogue driven story utterly cinematic. Annihilation‘s premise didn’t really excite me, and… Continue reading Annihilation (!!!)
Before its release, monster movie Cloverfield announced its presence as a trailer before Transformers. Shaky footage of New York being destroyed by some unseen foe followed by, not a title, but simply the date “1-18-08”. 10 Cloverfield Lane, filmed in secret, appeared on the radar with a trailer less than three months before the film’s… Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”
Christopher Maher: Well, Sam, here we are again, back at another Marvel release despite swearing off the series forever after the disappointing Thor: Ragnarok. Thankfully I don’t think we’re going to end up dragging this one quite as much as that one. It is, unfortunately, still a Marvel movie so it exhibits a lot of… Continue reading Black Panther Attempts to Break the Marvel Mold, with Mixed Results
The Shape of Water is a superb cinematic experience. But does one flaw at its core undermine the whole film?