Review: ‘Is That Black Enough For You?!?’ Celebrates an Integral Moment in Film History

Transitioning from the world of criticism to the director's chair can be a daunting task. Some critics have done it over time, but outside of Peter Bogdonovich, few have stuck the landing. However, few critics approach the medium quite like Elvis Mitchell. Mitchell, a former critic for the New York Times and KCRW in Los … Continue reading Review: ‘Is That Black Enough For You?!?’ Celebrates an Integral Moment in Film History

Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is a Fun Space Adventure, Despite Being Asked to Carry Too Many Origins

Within the past five years, Marvel has fully embraced the crazy wacko cosmic side of their considerable canon. Unlike other studios, Marvel Comics delivered content that focused on a world beyond ours, where weird and insane things happen on a regular basis. This allowed Guardians of the Galaxy to become one of the biggest films in the franchise … Continue reading Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is a Fun Space Adventure, Despite Being Asked to Carry Too Many Origins

Review: ‘Glass’ Proves M. Night Shyamalan Cannot Help Himself, Wastes a Great Cast and Premise

My last week was a sprint to get ready for Glass. To do that, I binged through the collected works of one M. Night Shyamalan, a director once tapped to be the next Spielberg. That, like saying a basketball player can be the next Jordan, remains an unfair label to put on any filmmaker. Yet for a … Continue reading Review: ‘Glass’ Proves M. Night Shyamalan Cannot Help Himself, Wastes a Great Cast and Premise

Review: ‘The Incredibles 2’ Flexes but Falls Short of Greatness

When audiences enter a Pixar film, there's a certain expectation of what kind of film they are about to see. However, as Pixar has embraced the sequel, that idea has changed somewhat. Many of these films have fallen short of the quality expected from the animation studio. This could be due to the fact that … Continue reading Review: ‘The Incredibles 2’ Flexes but Falls Short of Greatness

Review: “Kong: Skull Island” Rampages on Screen Like a True Popcorn Flick

On the podcast a few weeks ago, I gave a rather strong feeling that I would enjoy "Kong: Skull Island." However, I was far from that just a few weeks ago. When the first trailer released, I thought the film looked like a big, dumb film that struck a tone closer to DC Universe and … Continue reading Review: “Kong: Skull Island” Rampages on Screen Like a True Popcorn Flick