Friday, February 13 2015
Kingsman is a cut above the usual winter flicks, but it's also flummoxed by its inability to maintain it subversive tone.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
The intriguing combination of Elmore Leonard's voice with Tarantino's unique dialogue leads to his best film.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.
Wednesday, April 13 2011
The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.
Monday, April 6 2009
From big hair to shoulder pads, power suits to Jeri-Curl, and an omnipresent and delightfully horrific synthed-out soundtrack, this flick has a hungover Sunday on the couch written all over it.
Thursday, March 5 2009
Afro Samurai would be a little too self-serious if it wasn't for Ninja-Ninja, a white-haired, impish character that can best be described as Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson.
Wednesday, February 4 2009
The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.
Monday, January 5 2009
Given the respective careers of Will Eisner and Frank Miller, the root of their friendship becomes apparent. For both, the comics medium takes precedence above all else.
Sunday, January 4 2009
A biography of Will Eisner, perhaps the greatest cartoonist in the history of American comics. Eisner used The Spirit as his vessel for unexplored creativity with story elements not commonly found in comics.