Audiences tend to like the hero’s journey, not moviemakers who bludgeon audiences over the heads with morals and forced progressivism.
When movie icons like Albert Finney die, the only true way to honor them as fans is to revisit their body of work with softer, more appreciative eyes.
Although it seems doomed for box office failure, ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ stands out as a children’s movie that refuses to rehash the same old lessons.
‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ immortalizes and humanizes the ordinary British infantrymen who fought on the Western Front, and were then forgotten.
It’s not an issue with her politics––overly fawning, anachronistic, poorly paced portrayals of anyone’s life should get on your nerves.
Many consider ‘Mary Poppins’ just a film from a bygone era. Yet because it made Disney World a reality, the movie changed countless lives, including mine.
This podcast should be fantastic. The premise of a charismatic comedian experiencing many of these treasured movies for the first time held promise.
The Sandra Bullock film’s rescuers really spark the imagination when one takes into account the successful eugenics practice of abortion in Iceland.
‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ is as disappointing for a student of history as Netflix’s ‘Anne with an E’ is to any devoted fan of Sullivan’s true classic.
There was plenty of garbage released into theaters in 2018, so recognizing those misfires is always a lark.
‘Bandersnatch’ is a breakthrough experiment in audience interactivity, and driving Internet obsessives to geek out over its endless potential story permutations.
Many of the films depicting the African-American experience this year are admirable, but the most meaningful one is, ironically, by the man who made ‘Dumb and Dumber.’
‘Watership Down’ is both a deeply, fantastically imagined mythology, and an epic adventure story full of thrills and hair-breadth escapes whose appeal to all ages will never stale.
The film’s worshipful portrayal of Ginsburg as a pioneering champion of equal rights for women provides no indication of an intellectual inconsistency that would have shown her as fallibly human.
The film wrestles with the question: Where does physical challenge cross the line into a disregard for the value of human life?
Superhero movies, more than any other creation or institution of the last two decades, have created a common culture.
As far as there can be an objective way to classify what counts as a Christmas movie, ‘Die Hard’ meets those requirements.
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