This little superhero film is a textbook in MacGuffin. It even has an extra featurette discussing the nature of MacGuffins.
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
John Hughes simply must be defended. He was a singular talent and could be considered the most overtly America-loving filmmaker since Frank Capra.
We are in a monster renaissance. The MonsterVerse has released two successful films, with two more on the way. 2016 saw Toho release the first new Japanese-based Godzilla film since 2004.
‘The Top 10 Westerns Ever Made, Plus 10 More Deep Cuts’ was deeply disappointing to this film buff. So here’s a deeper, better, alternative list.
With their clear-eyed moral messaging, Westerns are a great antidote to much of the modern filmmaking landscape, where audiences are often asked to identify with the bad guy.
The heartbeat that drives ‘The Karate Kid’ may be stronger now than it was in 1984. For all its superficial flaws, this film overflows with timeless wisdom for how to raise good men.
‘Get Out’ has been chatted up for best picture, best actor, best director, and best film editing for Oscar nominations. The nomination lists come out January 23.
While older generations may know everything there is to know about the quotable mafia flick, millennials may have yet to bask in the glory of Marlon Brando’s mystifying role.
Forget the greats, let’s take a look in the dumpster behind the 2017 theater for the failures and rejects.
This was a truly great year for cinema, and I struggled over this list, especially since horror, my favorite film genre, has seen a massive resurgence of quality in the last decade.
These are the best movies out of Hollywood this year. They are not happy stories, but they all testify to the importance of nobility in times when humanity seems in danger.
It is often said that ‘The Godfather’ is an ironic commentary on the American Dream. That conventional wisdom may say more about movie critics than about ‘The Godfather.’
Baring a freakishly spectacular performance from another actress before 2017 ends, Carla Gugino deserves to win Best Actress in every single award committee.
From the very first scene, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ emits a strong message about vocation — that is, the roles in which one serves his or her neighbor.
This is not the generic familial dysfunction of wealthy people with too much time and money on their hands. It is uniquely New York.
Terrence Mallick uses the actors, rock stars, and models like a masterful magician who pretends one trick but does another. They are all fools for acting in their own satire.
For those seeking geeky protagonists, ’80s retro, and misfit adventure, here are a few movies that should tide you over until the end of October.
The film director throws out a lot of stereotypical views about conservative ideas, but deep down, he thinks and acts much like the rest of us.
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