Hilariously raunchy and vulgar, Neighbors 2 will nevertheless disappoint fans of the first, lacking likable characters or anything approaching insightfulness.
Civil War makes mistakes and misses many opportunities, but it’s still the four-color fun fans of Marvel movies have come to expect.
The Jungle Book is not an adaptation, but a refutation and repudiation of a work which merited neither.
Dawn of Justice is the greatest telling of the Greatest Story Ever Told.
Gods of Egypt is a reverent translation of disparate myths into singular overarching epic by way of Marvel’s Thor, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Campbell’s monomyth.
This is a fan film that happens to have official branding and Hollywood backing, but otherwise created by fans, for the fans, and staring the most famous fan of all.
Zoolander 2 asserts the notion that pulchritude is passed out as a participation trophy to every runner in the human race. This is absurd.
The Hateful Eight is a story all together American, about a house divided against itself which cannot stand, writ small till Lincoln’s apt metaphor is the literal truth.
The Force Awakens is a new A New Hope… the very particular plot points of Episode IV hit with the precision Kenobi strangely attributed to Imperial Stormtroopers.
Heart of the Sea shows the [oil] industry, through the lens of ages past, simply as it is, for good and for ill: the danger, the greed, the politics… and the thrill, the upward mobility, the way to a better life headlong into hard weather and harder work.