A part biopic, part spy thriller, and mostly true story from Poland during the Bad Old Days of the Cold War.
Kazzy thinks way too hard about MTV’s “The Challenge” finale.
A personal essay on the King of the Monsters.
A very brief movie review.
“The Conjuring 2” is a rare horror sequel that delivers.
Two movies — one significantly weightier than the other.
We could have asked the bartender to change the channel.
But we didn’t.
The transformational discussion about race that wasn’t.
A good time at the movies, “Civil War” doesn’t take enough risks to be a great one.
“I’m from Hell’s Kitchen!” says Daredevil. “Have I mentioned that about myself?”
“Only about 50,000 times,” says Elektra.
Suspense abounds in punk band vs. neo-Nazi drama
Season 3, Episode 19: Grey 17 Is Missing
Which Game of Thrones characters and/or kingdom could we make not-white?
“The Jungle Book” is a wild ride — filmmakers breathe new life into Disney classic.
While understanding the American reaction to Ghost in the Shell casting, Nob thinks it could serve to reinforce a different, emerging conception of Japanese identity.
Season 3, Episode 18: “Walkabout”
Season 3, Episode 17: “World Without End, Part II” (plus a short recap of the story thus far!)
What I am watching: mostly spoiler-free, certainly spoiler-light
Where I don’t review Batman vs. Superman but critique the mindset of trolling fan boys.
Kimmie reviews The Tribe… a bleak Ukranian film without verbal dialog set in a school for the deaf.
Once upon a time, we tuned in to Josiah Bartlet. Today, we binge-watch Francis Underwood. What does that say about us?
There are nominees for Best Director (and for Best Supporting Roles, I guess)
A recent film with unsimulated sex and simulated depth.
When Scully Gets The Shaft
“The Big Short”: Toast The Knowing, The Splendid Angharad, The Dag, Furiosa, Capable and Nux are all names of characters in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” With this information under your belt, why would you choose to see any other movie on this list? I saw this movie four times in theaters. I would see it again right…
How The Man from U.N.C.L.E. succeeds in a way almost no other movie made from a classic TV show ever does.
What do you think was the result of the exchange you had in Star Wars on Trial?
Absolutely freaking nothing. Does entertainment have to have an outcome? We were doing it for fun. Fortunately, Lucas’ propaganda for evil is completely ineffectual. Almost none of the viewers who have enjoyed his films, and count me as one of them, even notice his sneering contempt for democracy and the common man. Though it appears that it has not gone unnoticed in China, where many commentators have spoken about the core lesson of Star Wars—that democracy is futile. But much simpler moral lessons are absorbed by kids: be brave, defend your friends, try to be nice. Those simple messages from the first and second films could not be washed away and they are the ones that kids take home. So while I have fun poking at the deeper moral lapses, I can sleep well knowing that almost nobody is listening when George Lucas vamps for evil. All they notice is the fun.
From: Yoda Is Dead but Star Wars’ Dubious Lessons Live On – Nautilus
Fascinating short doc on Chuck Jones, with insights on humor, discipline, psychology, and inspiration.
Vikram thinks confirmation bias may be an adaptation to a bigger problem. Also, he finally saw Star Wars VII.
Or, Copying the Cool Kids by Posting My Own Review
Friends, cinephiles, Star Wars fans, lend me your eyes.
The cinematic rather than merely narrative objective of Star Wars VII is to persuade by being overwhelmingly Star Wars VII.
The Force Awakens cautiously steps back into the universe – but it risks shrinking the setting too much.
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May the Force not be against you.
I really, really wanted it to be good, I swear.