Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Release: Friday, February 7, 2020 →Theater Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Cathy Yan Above all else Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is an expression of personality. It’s loud and ridiculous in almost every way, but it’s also really fun and that’s just enough for me to declare DC is off to a goodContinue reading “Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn”

The BFG

Release: Friday, July 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Melissa Mathison Directed by: Steven Spielberg Great Gallywampers and fiddly tweezlesticks, I is very pleased indeed that Steven Spielberg has delivered the goodles in his very first venture into Roald Dahl‘s brilliant imagurnation. The BFG is breathtaker beautiful, and not just thanks to its scrumptioutious imagery, neither. It recalls the warminess andContinue reading “The BFG”

The Neon Demon

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016  [Theater] Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn; Mary Laws; Polly Stenham Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Elephant in the room: there are more lines of dialogue in Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film than there were in his last. That wasn’t enough to stop The Neon Demon from scoring Refn his second-straight booing at the CannesContinue reading “The Neon Demon”

TBT: Toy Story (1995)

Given that today is a holiday I don’t really celebrate being British and all, I figured now would be as good a time as any to go back and visit an absolute classic from the mid-90s. Upon reading up on the film I realized it is also the 20th anniversary of the release, which by all accountsContinue reading “TBT: Toy Story (1995)”

Pan

Release: Friday, October 9, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jason Fuchs Directed by: Joe Wright We’re off to Never, Neverland, but unfortunately not quite like in Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman.’ No, Joe Wright’s reboot of a Disney classic is a lot more subdued. This spirited adventure is, at best, an acoustic interpretation of that song and, come to think of it,Continue reading “Pan”

Lost River

  Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Redbox] Written by: Ryan Gosling Directed by: Ryan Gosling On a scale of crypticness, Lost River sits right in between the obtuseness of garden variety Terrence Malick and Ryan Gosling’s second collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn, though the distances are pretty great on either side. It doesn’t come close to even appearingContinue reading “Lost River”

Inside Out

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Pete Docter; Meg LeFauve; Josh Cooley Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen Spoiler alert: Inside Out is an emotional rollercoaster. Now that we’ve cleared that up, here’s another kicker: it’s being extremely well-received. But you probably already know that. Pixar’s latest can’t escape comparisons to the studio’s paragons of theContinue reading “Inside Out”

Mad Max: Fury Road

Release: Friday, May 15, 2015 [Theater] Written by: George Miller; Brendan McCarthy; Nico Lathouris Directed by: George Miller For a lesser population, what a lovely day it is indeed, a day in which a franchise is reborn. To anyone else not attuned to what was once a legitimate excuse for Mel Gibson going crazy, Mad Max: Fury Road feels like what aContinue reading “Mad Max: Fury Road”

The Wind Rises

Release: Friday, February 21, 2014 [Theater] Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is poetry in motion. It was also Oscar-worthy this year, receiving a nomination for Best Animated Feature. Unfortunately the spotlight fell upon Disney’s Frozen in a move no one is really going to call surprising. It is unfortunate only because this is a film that deserves moreContinue reading “The Wind Rises”

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013 [Theater] I think the real question here is, “Is it pretentious for the director to include his name in the title of the movie?” Or is it just pretentious to think about this being pretentious? Perhaps I’ll address that later Nick addresses this down below in comments, but in the meantime —Continue reading “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”