Tenet (No Spoilers)

Let’s get this out of the way: I don’t think Tenet will be the savior of the cinema-going experience. But it makes for a good time at the theater. Especially if you see it in IMAX. The Christopher Nolan Cinematic Universe is not a thing, yet Tenet feels like it belongs in the same world […]

Emma. (2020 Film)

With the recent adaptations of Emma and Little Women, it’s like the 1990s all over again. Great Expectations and Romeo and Juliet are probably just around the corner. Not the immediate future, but eventually. With a script by Eleanor Catton, director Autumn de Wilde brings Jane Austen’s Emma into the modern age. Not in the […]

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

I feel like I’m the last person on Earth to see Portrait of a Lady on Fire. It was in competition at Canne last May, then had a limited release to qualify for the Oscars; it was overlooked by the French academy in favor of Les Miserables for Foreign Language Film. The release date in […]

Joker

Welp, Joker received an eff-ton of Oscar nominations. So yeah . . . I decided that I should probably watch it before the big ceremony. Let’s get this out of the way: Is Joker a good movie? No. But it’s kinda great. Is it interesting? Not in the slightest. But it’s sorta fascinating. Joaquin Phoenix […]

1917 (Spoilers)

I like 1917, and it should be viewed on the largest screen possible. In my review, I stated that the feature is the bug. Here is where I’ll expound on that premise. The trailer gives away the ending. Sort of. This becomes clear the further one gets into the story. Benedict Cumberbatch is in the […]

1917

World War I is having a bit of a cinematic resurgence. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman features the momentous “No Man’s Land” scene, and Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is a tribute to those who served in the Great War. You could argue that Zack Snyder started this trend with the zombie soldiers sequence […]

Little Women (2019 Film)

When a film is described as “A bold take on a beloved classic,” that’s often a warning sign. Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s Little Women isn’t so much bold as it is intelligent and well thought out. Louisa May Alcott’s novel has been adapted multiple times since the birth of cinema, and they tend to unfold in […]