My dad took me to a little theater in Westbrook, Connecticut in 1977 to see Star Wars. My parents were not movie people, and I always had to beg them to take me. The near hour-long drive to any movie theater provided a serious obstacle. But take me he did. Even at ten I was… Continue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” review: The Fall of a Franchise
Brian and Chris offer their thoughts on your favorite new neo-noir sci-fi.
How a (probably) great movie will ruin a great movie.
People often complain about the modern state of cinema (or music, or whatever) and it’s easy to look around and say, “They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Especially when you’re regularly inundated with a barrage of crap. But we shouldn’t forget that it’s the one percent of exceptional work that will be… Continue reading The War is for the Planet, but These Apes are After Your Heart
David Lowery has become one of my favorite up-and-coming directors. I remember enjoying his art house western Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), but he really earned my interest with his decision to direct a Disney children’s movie, Pete’s Dragon (2016). Lowery executed a potentially soulless mission with care and grace. He didn’t sell-out, Disney bought-in.… Continue reading A Ghost Story is an Intimate and Cosmic Masterpiece
Our crazy smart friend and guest writer Jason Patel offers an in-depth look at Scandinavian Modernist Theater and Force Majeure.