Lego Batman is less a puerile playtime with a mishmash of minifigs and more a sincere character study that seems to truly understand the core of Batman’s character
La La Land is a movie about movies, emulating the style of Golden Age films as an ars cinematica on the importance of films as an art form and imbuing in audiences the same passion for classic cinema as Chazelle himself.
Rogue One has more to say about Jedi and The Force than those works which feature them front and center, offering a look at the real role of religion and God in the lives of everyday denizens of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
Fantastic Beasts is Rowling’s response to and critique of the bibliophobic Biblicists who burned her books.
Return of the Caped Crusader is a truly magical movie, one which transports audiences back to afternoons after school and sunny summer mornings spent watching West and Ward, the only difference being that the film is funnier, campier, more absurd than ever before. This is the Bright Knight at his brightest.
Kingsglaive as a film is not a work of great art, but in the designs featured in the film there exists evidence of a great deal of artistry, and through such the experience of watching it is unabashedly joyful. Any gamer with plans to play FF XV would do well to watch Kingsglaive, escaping early into Eos for a few fun hours.
“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes.”
Jason Bourne is entirely engrossing, a rare cerebral thriller.
Beyond boldly goes where Star Wars has gone before, giving audiences a Knights of the Old Republic movie, simply substituting the crew of the Ebon Hawk for that of the Enterprise
“Those who are strong, protect those who are weak. This is my message to the world.”
-Prof. Charles Xavier