In many cultures, the idea of wanting more for yourself is valorized. We want more money, more success, and more awards. Some of us simply want to tell our own stories to differentiate ourselves. In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the want for more has resulted in something of a problem. The film … Continue reading Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+
Back in 2011, Kenneth Branagh set out to make Shakespeare out of Thor. By 2017, Taika Waititi took over directing duties and understood it’s best not to take the Norse god too seriously. With Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika literally strips Thor of his seriousness and puts his signature brand of humor on full display. … Continue reading Review: Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s hammerin’ time!
20 years ago in a cinema not so far, far away… Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace It had been sixteen years since fans had seen a new Star Wars film. Anticipation was high and fans were lining up to return to George Lucas’ galaxy. It was a period of great excitement and the … Continue reading Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace: 20 Years Later
When new directors are coming off highly celebrated films, it's often tough to follow up with something as insightful. When that first film is "Ex Machina," a film that was interested small questions like artificial intelligence and what it means to be a human, that follow-up is even more difficult. Yet that is what Alex Garland was tasked … Continue reading Review: ‘Annihilation’ Shines Bright