Sequels usually fall the flattest when they try to recapture the original quality. That will never happen here, because the original is so special.
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?
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.
It seems that the heavily nostalgic virtual reality fantasy film dazzled the boys, but didn’t bring anything for the girls. What gives?
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is when Spielberg switched from his early career, which was heavy on horror and terror, to the genial magician America has come to know and love.
Because I will do virtually anything to avoid writing another article about Donald Trump or Russia, I ranked every Tom Cruise movie ever made.
‘Rogue One’ is a throwback to the highbrow Hollywood culture that the original ‘Star Wars’ film rebelled against back in 1977.
‘I hate to be the one to tell you this, but Captain Quint got eaten by the shark at the end of that movie.’
The marriage bringing ‘The BFG’ onscreen this Friday will culminate in divorce in just a few months.
I built a time machine, but instead of killing Baby Hitler I took a Guy Who Writes For Salon to see the 1981 premiere of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’
It looks like J.J. Abrams is going to give us an over-complicated, unwieldy film. But I’m not worried he will ruin the Star Wars franchise.
Tucking humans into a ‘Jurassic World’ works as well in 2015 as it did in 1993.
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