It’s not about individualism, it’s not about rugged heroes or implausible survivors—it’s about a mother, a father, and their children. All the fear stems from our need to protect what we love the most.
This little superhero film is a textbook in MacGuffin. It even has an extra featurette discussing the nature of MacGuffins.
I don’t think anyone would have ever guessed that the guy who played Jim Halpert on the U.S. version of ‘The Office’ might have anything to do with a discussion of essential horror filmmakers.
How can the past be home to anyone, when there was so much injustice and misogyny and racism, when aggressions were macro and hate speech was the lingua franca of even the hated?
Neal Gabler’s desire to redeem Kennedy’s image amid contemporary reexamination of the Chappaquiddick incident is neither inventive nor effective.
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.
Although he’s been dead for nearly a decade, several in the mainstream media still feel the need to shield Kennedy from any criticism.
A lot of reviewers see ‘Chappaquiddick’ as a long-overdue look at the cowardice of a man who lived 40 years basking in adulation as the ‘lion of the Senate.’ I’m not so sure.
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.
As the plot unfolds, the viewer is not given a stable berth from which to follow the story, and audiences can become as disoriented as Claire Foy’s character.
In this grim noir thriller, Joaquin Phoenix plays the disconnected loner Joe as a sadder and more tragically human version of Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle from 1976’s ‘Taxi Driver.’
My fandom is over not because I grew up, but because they tried to grow up Star Wars. The results are disappointing to some, but to those like me, they’re disillusioning.
‘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.
Ted Kennedy remains the prime example of a politician who retained forgive-anything followers after committing what should have been considered a capital crime.
This somewhat overlooked telling of the story of Exodus is serious and beautiful for adults and kids.
The film is essentially a bizarre ‘things were better back then’ attempt to ignore not only the future but also the present by clinging to the past.
At a time when our country feels more divided than any living American can recall, ‘Black Panther’s’ success shines light on the values many Americans across the country still agree upon.
John Curran’s ‘Chappaquiddick’ accomplishes its goal of telling the story of the notorious events of July 1969 while showing an admirable level of focus and discipline.
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.
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