Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins bring us the hero we need in Wonder Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5GMZ7enOvw As I walked out of Wonder Woman the immediate wave of feelings surging through my body were that of indestructibility, inspiration and fearlessness.  It wasn’t unlike the sensations you get after landing a new job, successfully flirting with someone attractive, or watching a pig and tiger become best friends. I felt like the world … Continue reading Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins bring us the hero we need in Wonder Woman

Hell or High Water is the high-point of modern Westerns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQoqsKoJVDw Hell or High Water’s greatest success is that it’s a robbery movie about robbery. Okay, that may sound confusing, if not redundant, but basically what I’m getting at is that robbery is all about taking something away from someone, and that is what the movie is about: the nature of taking things and what … Continue reading Hell or High Water is the high-point of modern Westerns

Star Trek Beyond is a backward step for the series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvq3y8BhZ2s Watching Star Trek Beyond is like seeing a straight-A student get a C on a paper: You know they can do so much better, and it’s disheartening to see them deliver such sub-par work, probably because of too much weed-smoking and pre-pubescent lusting. For everyone else it would be a solid, possibly above-average work, … Continue reading Star Trek Beyond is a backward step for the series