Wednesday, December 31 2014
Superhero cinema had a watershed year in 2014, where it saw its fully postmodern realization. Films like X-Men: Days of Future Past not only interrogate genre tropes; they also upend them.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Friday, May 23 2014
In the beginning of this film, it seems the war between humans and mutants has come to its logical end.
Thursday, February 28 2013
Like the motherless children, this film's plot detail is not surprising, but it does reinforce very basic presumptions, including the idea that good and bad are easy to see.
Tuesday, May 19 2009
Filmmakers were denied access to certain sites due to Cruise's affiliation with Scientology, which the German government regards as a dangerous sect or cult.
Monday, December 22 2008
Valkyrie's forward motion is stalled repeatedly by hyperbolically symbolic images, which also undercut some nuanced performances.
Tuesday, June 27 2006
Superman has seen the aftermath of world destruction, and he's come back with a perspective not quite so boldly idealistic or pompously ideological.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
The newest installment of the X-Men movie franchise is good, not great. Here are five reasons why.
Friday, March 1 2013
Everything about Jack the Giant Slayer seems slick and self-serving - and empty.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
The motion picture marketplace rarely defends the author. In this case, the scribe wins.
Tuesday, December 23 2008
World War II remains the ultimate cinematic backdrop for elements both within and outside the conflict's control. On the one hand, there are so many
Thursday, December 18 2008
Filmmaker and World War II buff Bryan Singer read of the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and the first thought to cross his mind was