David Leitch’s first solo outing has the glitz of John Wick but not the heart.Read more "“Atomic Blonde” (B-)"
Christopher Nolan fixes many of the mistakes that ruined “Interstellar,” but ultimately is still hamstrung by his own design.Read more "“Dunkirk” (B)"
Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky & Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, & Dan Stevens Grade: C+ Disney set a monumental task for themselves when they decided to produce a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, one of the greatest animated films of all-time and arguably Disney’s own […]Read more "“Beauty and the Beast” (C+)"
Directed by: Greg Mclean Written by: James Gunn Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, & Adria Arjona Grade: B- A group of employees at the Colombian headquarters of an American multinational company are trapped inside their building and forced to murder each other in The Belko Experiment, a dark thriller/satire written by James Gunn, director […]Read more "“The Belko Experiment” (B-)"
Directed by: Tim Miller Written by: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (based on the character by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza) Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein Grade: B+ I’ll probably alienate half of the people that read this blog with the following paragraph, but here it goes anyway. I don’t really care […]Read more "“Deadpool” (B+)"
Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu Written by: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (based in part on the novel by Michael Punke) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Grade: B+ I had a lot of mixed feelings about The Revenant in its immediate aftermath, and I still have them nearly 48 hours removed. […]Read more "“The Revenant” (B+)"
Directed by: Peter Landesman Written by: Peter Landesman (based on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Grade: C+ I spent most of last week watching Making a Murderer, so coming into the new Will Smith vehicle Concussion I was already pretty emotionally exhausted […]Read more "“Concussion” (C+)"