Luc Besson hasn't had a critically acclaimed film in several years. His biggest hits, Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element, were in the nineties. I did like his writing for Taken, but not the sequels. It was only a matter of time before that right project fell into his
The studio A24 has made a name for itself by providing audiences with unique films that subvert their genre. The Witch, Swiss Army Man, and The Lobster are examples of a certain style of filmmaking this company encourages. These films lean heavily on character development, but are combined with a
When you see the name Christopher Nolan on a movie, it generally means you’re in for an interesting, if not wild ride. While his latest film, Dunkirk, is a stark contrast from his recent films, Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, it’s still very much a Christopher Nolan film.
The horror genre relies heavily on established concepts. Babysitter alone in the house, cabin in the woods, killer doll, slasher on the block, fatal nightmares, human sacrifice, and of course deadly wishes. I like to call this last concept the monkey's paw plot, based on an early 20th century short
The recent resurgence of the Planet of the Apes series has quietly grown from an interesting take on an old franchise, to a trilogy of films that rivals and in many ways surpasses the classic set of movies. War for the Planet of the Apes is the final film in
Around seven years ago I was in central California visiting my extended family. We all decided to go and see a new animated comedy which was called Despicable Me. It was about a super-villain named Gru and his many yellow minions that tried to outshine and outdo other super villains
Before I watched Spider-Man: Homecoming I found myself watching a video criticizing Marvel. The video had an issue with Marvel placing too many jokes and gags into emotional moments of their recent films. According to the video, doing so did not allow the audience to fully experience the gravitas of
This summer, like almost every summer for the past few years, has been filled with sequels. While not all of these sequels are bad, very few of them are original. Luckily, there have been a small spattering of original films hitting in the summer months for the past few years.
There are many instances in Hollywood in which the creative team is not in sync with the marketing team on a film. Edge of Tomorrow is a great example of the marketing team doing a poor job promoting what turned out to be a great a film, but The Beguiled
Transformers is not a new franchise. By this point in time, you should know if you like these films or not. Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth installment in the long-running series based on Hasbro toys. Most people looking for a review of a new Transformers movie want to