The new Pirates of the Caribbean film is really, really bad, despite a desperate attempt to copy the pretty good original.
I watched these two films back-to-back, and while the experience is likely not common, it gave me a little to think about regarding what we value in our films.
This revision of the Biblical tale has some important things to say about humanity’s relationship to the environment, even if it makes some striking changes to the tale in order to say it.
Michael Chabon’s novel Telegraph Avenue loves vinyl, and it seems to love the novel. But does it love them in the same way? I haven’t finished it yet, so these are just my impressions so far.
It’s that time of year. I go through my favorite 10 films released in 2015, along with some other favorites and disappointments.
I left Sicario feeling a little disappointed, even as I had to admit the cinematography and performances were universally great. Denis Villeneuve made me appreciate how difficult it is to … Continue reading
When you first start wrestling, one of the first concepts you learn is sparring. You and a wrestler of comparable size circle, take turns practicing basic moves. When the other … Continue reading
There’s some debate about how much to reveal in a film review, but most people would agree that the first shot is fair game for discussion- you’re not ruining anything … Continue reading
I went into the theater showing Dumb and Dumber To with no small amount of trepidation. Reviews from trusted sources have been universally unkind, mostly building their reactions around the … Continue reading