“Aquaman” is too busy being visually stupendous to be smart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wcj6SrX4zw Question for the reader: What happens when you take an action movie from the 80s-90s era of machismo and lack of subtly and mix it in with an expensive, luminescent comic book epic that entertains with an endless parade of seemingly impossible spectacle and as many fish as you can handle? The answer is … Continue reading “Aquaman” is too busy being visually stupendous to be smart

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” proves more Spiders are better than one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg52up16eq0 Right now, my love for Spider-Man is at an all-time high. Sure, over the 17 years since he made his big screen debut he’s gone through enough reboots and actors to make Batman and Superman’s heads spin off their chiseled shoulders, but each new outing has managed to bring something interesting to my favorite … Continue reading “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” proves more Spiders are better than one

“The Favourite” is a magnificent showcase of gowns, debauchery and performances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYb-wkehT1g When entering a theater to watch a period drama a certain set of expectations come attached: lavish costumes, elaborate makeup, steadfast performances from trained thespians, hints of seduction and oh so much devilry. The new movie from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favorite, revels in all of the above, and while the costumes are … Continue reading “The Favourite” is a magnificent showcase of gowns, debauchery and performances