Month: October 2021
Dune has stunning visuals, a striking soundtrack, and great performances. But it has issues everywhere from its pacing, to its story, to its diverse representation.
Making Apes: How the Makeup in Planet of the Apes Changed Filmmaking Forever
Making Apes begins by looking back at the history of makeup effects in Hollywood, which was revolutionized by Jack Pierce, the person behind Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941)
Revisiting Lady Bird – Now on Netflix
Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) tells her mother (Laurie Metcalf) that she wants to live through something — something that matters.
Gretel & Hansel Gets Lost in Its Beautiful Woods
Gretel & Hansel falters due to its razor thin story and lack of characterization. It loses sight of horror’s key rule: In order to create an effective tale, characters and emotions must be emphasized.
Space Force: Netflix’s Series is Just as Unnecessary as the Real Thing
The series follows Mark Naird (Carell), a four star general who has been appointed to run the newly created Space Force
The Vampire Boy in Liar, Liar, Vampire
Liar, Liar, Vampire takes a bite out of clichés in romances between vampires and teenagers. Anything but boring and dripping with fun, it’s a Halloween story with a twist.
Laggies: Lynn Shelton’s Film Blends a Coming-of-Age Story With a Quarter-Life Crisis
Laggies is a fantastic movie, filled with down-to-earth characters, transcendent themes, and witty comedy
The Snyder Cut Explained: A New Version of Justice League for HBO Max?
The tale of the Snyder Cut will undoubtedly go down as one of the most fascinating stories in modern film history. It is one of the rare times that movie fans were able to rally together and champion an issue so much so that it actually came to fruition.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Review
Make no mistake about it, Gilligan has created a continuation that earns its place in the annals of Breaking Bad lore. El Camino isn’t a forced entry in an otherwise brilliant world of fiction. This is a satisfying take, which manages to give closure to an iconic character of fiction.
Dead to Me Season 2: Blood Proves to be Just as Hard to Get Out as Red Wine Stains
Dead to Me Season 2 pulls together elements of comedy, drama, romance, and thriller to craft this truly gripping series.