Movie Review : Mad Max – Fury Road

George Miller has revived his Mad Max punk-western franchise as a bizarre convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert. There are what seem to be dozens of huge rigs and chunky 18-wheelers driven by large, cross men with long hair and bad teeth, or no hair and no teeth, their rides pimped out with skulls [...]

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Movie Review : “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

Movie Review : “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

★★★★½ In an era of sloppy and forgettable action flicks on the one hand and overly serious “gritty” franchises on the other, the Mission: Impossible movies strike a pleasing balance between memorable action sequences and smaller-scale character intrigue. They’re whatever the opposite of “self-important” is. Fallout is not only the best pure action movie of summer 2018, [...]

The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

Smacking his lips from across the interrogation table, makeup smearing his face like acid wash, The Joker takes an existential swipe at Batman halfway through Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and leaves a scar. “I know the truth,” he blabbers. “There’s no going back. You’ve changed things ... forever.” Summer 2008... The hype for Christopher [...]

Movie Review : Birdman

★★★★½ Birdman is everything you want movies to be : vital, challenging, intellectually alive, visually stunning, emotionally affecting. It's a film that’s both technically astounding yet emotionally rich, intimate yet enormous, biting yet warm, satirical yet sweet.  Plot A washed up actor tries to reclaim his fame on Broadway with a new play. As this is [...]

Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

★★★★½ Considering the plethora of expectations this franchise always carries, the movie’s number of actual missteps is only a tiny fraction of the potential missteps inherent in an undertaking this vast and complex.  The movie became a cultural phenomenon. It got people excited and talking, it brought families and friends to theaters... It’s Marvel’s Universe. We [...]

Movie Review : Rush

Movie Review : Rush

★★★★ ½ Plot : Rush is about the rivalry between two young drivers who fought for the Formula 1 championship in the 1970s. In one corner, we have the blond playboy Brit by the name of James Hunt, who competed for the good times, the glory, and the fun. In the opposing corner lurks Niki Lauda, [...]