Editor’s note: This review contains very mild plot references but will by no means ruin the film for you. Quite the contrary, in fact; we’re trying to tease it for those who have not yet seen it. The Planet of the Apes franchise has been active since the ‘60s and you’d think that after […]Read more "‘War for the Planet of the Apes’"
It is resilience that defines Dunkirk — the resilience of the stranded soldiers, of the civilian sailors leaving home, and of the Air Force taking to the skies. The call of the broken, the vulnerable, is answered by those dedicated and determined. Director Christopher Nolan’s latest outing is not only his least fictional, but his […]Read more "‘Dunkirk’ — A Triumphant Piece of Filmmaking"
Writer-director Sofia Coppola, recently awarded Best Director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (making her the second woman and first American in its history to receive such a distinction,) returns with a typically ethereal, intricate, and sexually-charged Civil War drama. Set in the war-torn Confederate State of Virginia, 1864, The Beguiled (adapted from Thomas P. […]Read more "‘The Beguiled’ — A tightly-wound, sexually-charged Civil War drama"
Editor’s note: This review contains very mild spoilers. After Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man (2015) contract fell through, it’s safe to say a lot of us were disappointed that it might be a while before we would get another film by this creative madman. Thankfully, Wright wrote and directed Baby Driver (2017) in such a surprisingly short […]Read more "‘Baby Driver’ — Get Away, Driver"
(Contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Amazing Spider-Man 2) The fifteenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (sixteenth if we include 2008’s The Incredible Hulk,) Spider-Man: Homecoming is certainly no let-down, but it lacks the glamour and intensity of many of its MCU counterparts. This is the third round of cinematic reboots for the friendly neighborhood […]Read more "‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’"
This is a DC movie with a soul – a rare occurrence in the Extended Universe as of late, which began with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013). It could be said that DC is trying to keep up with the unprecedented success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but have fallen short over the past […]Read more "Wonder Woman"
With Raw – a visceral amalgamation of erotic thrillers, black comedy, coming-of-age dramas, and unflinching cannibal horrors – French-born writer-director Julia Ducournau announces herself as one of the most fiercely original auteurs working in today’s industry. Ducournau’s remarkable debut feature made headlines after audience members were purported to have fainted during the film’s premiere at […]Read more "‘Raw’ — Ducournau dazzles with ferocious cannibal debut"