“The Lobster” is one of the most unique films this year   Без рубрики

For anyone who has seen Dogtooth, it’s no secret that filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos has one hell of a unique outlook on the world. He’s also a brilliantly talented director and writer, so anything he puts out into the world is well worth taking notice of. This week, after a fruitful festival run last year, his English language debut The Lobster hits theaters,
George Clooney: His best performances to date   Без рубрики

When it comes to movie stars, few actors in Hollywood better encapsulate what you want out of a veteran A-lister than George Clooney. Not only is he an accomplished actor with an Academy Award on his mantle, he’s a highly regarded writer and director, with an Oscar for producing under his belt as well. He’s a jack of all trades, and with a new star vehicle
An updated ranking of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe   Без рубрики

With the release of Captain America: Civil War, a few things are clear. One is that Marvel has their Cinematic Universe (or MCU) in fine form. Another is that I definitely need to update my ranking of all of their films to account for their newest and one of their best, outings. I already was planning on doing this, but having really loved the latest MCU flick, it only
“Everybody Wants Some″ and “Sing Street”: The Best of the First Third of 2016   Без рубрики

Wow! Is the year moving quickly or is it just me? With it now being May, we’ve officially finished up with the first third of the calendar. As such, I wanted to once again highlight the best of the year so far, consisting of my top ten and various awards for 2016 to date. Much like last time around, when I did the first quarter of the year at the start of April, I’m
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” prepares for an epic big screen fight   Без рубрики

Sort of quietly and without nearly the fanfare of some other properties, Marvel has seen their Captain America series of films become some of the most popular in their cinematic universe. With the release this week of Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU) might very well have their biggest hit yet. High praise, I know, especially considering
“A Bigger Splash” showcases Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in a new light   Без рубрики

There’s almost an embarrassment of riches on display in the new movie A Bigger Splash, at least in terms of the main cast members. Consider how excited most cinema buffs would be for anything that starred Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, but then factor in how this is a change of pace for them both, along with A Bigger Splash being a high profile title on the fall
Jason Bateman continues his directorial progression with “The Family Fang”   Без рубрики

A few years back, Jason Bateman made his directorial debut with the amusing yet filthy comedy Bad Words. This year, he has a sophomore feature that just hit screens in The Family Fang. I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and found it to be only decent, but regardless of my thoughts, it shows off an interesting direction for Bateman
“Captain America: Civil War” and “The Nice Guys”: Films to see in May   Без рубрики

Ahoy! Whether you can believe it or not, we’re officially done with a full third of the year folks. I’ll be doing a run down of the best of the first third later on this week, but that’s looking back, and today we’re looking forward. As such, I have once again taken the opportunity of the first part of a new month to go over some new releases worth
“Between Us”, “Dean”, “Win!”, and “Youth in Oregon”: Tribeca Wrap Up for 2016   Без рубрики

Last week, I put the Tribeca Film Festival into the rearview mirror for 2016. It was an interesting fest, to say the least, with a number of forgettable movies mixing with the occasional standout flick or outright failure. I was bummed not to find something I completely fell in love with like in years past, when 5 to 7, Grandma, and Sleeping with Other People burned
“Keanu” gives Key and Peele a cinematic showcase   Без рубрики

There seems to be a bit of a pipeline that exists between Comedy Central stars and cinematic success over the past decade or so. From seeing Steve Carell move from The Daily Show to a hit film in The 40 Year Old Virgin to Amy Schumer moving from Inside Amy Schumer to last year’s terrific movie Trainwreck, it’s a formula that works. Now, we have the duo of