Friday, October 4 2013
October sees the arrival of several Oscar contenders, including the story of astronauts trapped in space, a free man sold into slavery, an American boat captain vs. Somali pirates, and another skipper alone against the elements. Toss in the usual commercial suspects and you've got quite a movie month.
Monday, September 17 2012
If there’s one thing the alien film does well, it’s the introduction of an outsider to provide an inside glimpse at the human condition. What often gets knocked off the wayside is a myriad of underlying issues, including the continued questionable portrayal of women and, more broadly, their social status and treatment.
Tuesday, May 1 2012
June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...
Sunday, May 2 2010
May blasts the summer season off with two mega-movies, Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood, while offering up yet more Shrek and Sex and the City.
Tuesday, September 9 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Tuesday, November 20 2012
The impact of Alien is undeniable, and with Prometheus breathing new, terrifying and artistic life into the saga, Alien's legacy could go anywhere. However, Alien didn't spring, fully-formed onto movie screens as the near-perfect Star Beast that it is.
Thursday, July 26 2012
Thirty years after the release of Blade Runner, with a remake of Total Recall on the horizon, the work of Philip K. Dick continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of our time?
Friday, December 12 2014
Just like Moses' task from God, the social and cultural context that surrounds Exodus: Gods and Kings shapes it in ways that these actors and filmmakers might not have wanted.
Friday, October 25 2013
Whatever else happens in this movie, whoever else pays a price or feels consumed, suffers violent retribution or executes it, the woman who fucks a car is most audacious.
Thursday, June 7 2012
What you know is a problem for Prometheus. Actually, it's the problem for Prometheus, perhaps unavoidable in any prequel to Alien, but especially poorly managed here.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
Twenty years old this year, Thelma and Louise is not just a classic, but the ultimate road map for breaking the rules.
Thursday, May 13 2010
An early episode establishes Robin's change, from Crusader to champion of the beleaguered and besieged, a fighter for… Muslims' rights?
Friday, June 8 2012
It's not a monster movie in the same sense as the original. As the title suggests, the story is more concerned about the right to play God, and the Frankenstein like result of doing same.
Monday, June 4 2012
Some consider him a genius. Others label him style over substance. Here are 10 examples of Ridley Scott's aesthetic, including his most recent "return to form".
Sunday, February 20 2011
Thelma and Louise (is) a film that uniquely captures the post '70s zeitgeist of women's issues in a way that few dissertations, let alone entertainments, can muster.
Friday, September 17 2010
In this edition, we focus on Robin Hood (2010), Letters to Juliet, Loose Screws: Screwballs II, Babies, and Vigilante
Friday, May 14 2010
As crowd-pleasers go, it's anemic and underwhelming. As history and heritage, it's even worse.
Monday, December 8 2014
In Ridley Scott’s lavish new 3-D epic, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” rivers run with blood, ancient seas part with tsunami force, and Christian Bale
Thursday, October 30 2008
Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.