After eleven years of waiting, my favorite superhero finally got her own film, and you know what? I […]
by Noemi Arellano-Summer **SPOILERS for Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier** This is a story that has been living […]
Let’s be honest, there doesn’t seem to be a lot to look forward to during The Plague. Thank […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that 2020 has not been kind to any of us. There’s been a global pandemic, civil unrest in many parts of the world, natural disasters, and a long overdue reckoning about systemic racism in the United States…and as of me typing this, it is only August!
Four years ago, the Mutineer and I spent the Fourth of July watching Jeff Goldblum movies. I don’t […]
The cast list was released last fall for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the young adult fantasy series Shadow and Bone. The casting revealed Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, and Ben Barnes as her manipulative antagonist and love interest General Kirigan, also known as the Darkling. Alina is meant to be around seventeen, while Ben Barnes is 38.
In this year’s crop of Best Picture nominations, there are the expected choices: the epic war drama, the Scorsese film, the powerhouse drama, the WWII film (although this one is rather insouciant), but, Parasite is quite unlike its contemporaries in that its scathing look at modern capitalism forces its audience to hold up a mirror to themselves, and we’re probably not going to like what we see.
Fast cars are a way of life.
I know this better than most. My grandfather raced Porsches back in the 1970s, and my father and brother have carried on the tradition. They spend about one weekend a month at the track, and a good portion of the rest of their time building racecars. Racing, and the racing life, requires just as much time, dedication, and money, as any other sport, but, you go a hell of a lot faster.
Ford v. Ferrari is an homage to the sport, and, a touching tribute to one of its finest: Ken Miles.
Any film by Martin Scorsese is destined (or, perhaps more aptly described as “doomed”) to become Oscar bait. Add in big-name actors like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, a mystery steeped in Americana lore, and a hefty dose of nostalgia and…you have whatever The Irishman is.
In truth, I was bored from fifteen minutes in until the end more than three hours later.