Forty-eight hours ago, the social media world went ablaze with the news that director-duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord were dismissed from their untitled Han Solo origin movie assignment amid creative differences with Lucasfilm prexy, Kathleen Kennedy. Principal photography began in February at London’s Pinewood Studios and much had already been completed with Miller and […]Read more "EDITORIAL: While navigating an asteroid field, never tell Kathleen Kennedy the odds."
In the past, if you wanted to steal money, you would hire a professional safe cracker or you might grab a few ski masks and AK-47’s to rob a bank in broad daylight. In those instances, people didn’t get hurt as a result of the stolen money, only institutions. Today, sophisticated criminals use the digital […]Read more "Review: Mann’s subversive ‘Blackhat’ is uniquely familiar."
In a few weeks, we’ll be presenting a retrospective review and editorial reflecting on Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. For now, enjoy these screen caps and behind the scenes photos. “I’ve done far worse than kill you. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on . . . hurting you. I shall leave […]Read more "Here’s to thirty-five years of feeling ‘The Wrath of Khan’"
Captain Jack Sparrow, once again played by Johnny Depp squares off against the sinister and undead Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, who is one of the few positive highlights of the film. The story is muddled and uninspired with generic and overbearing CGI effects. Directed by Espen Sanberg and Joachin Ronning, the film does […]Read more "Quick Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales by Brian Wallinger"
In today’s flash-in-the-pan film environment where a perfectly-timed explosion, laugh, or shout punctuates a non-existent narrative, it’s very rare that I am floored by a film. Yes, I find every film to have a redeeming quality, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that something is good. When I do find something good, that is worthy of […]Read more "Review: Burnett’s neo-realistic “Killer of Sheep” is timely and timeless."
Nothing spells “doom” like a first crush where life goes from really simple to really complicated in a heartbeat. Once you’ve gotten over the initial awkward phase and the relationship starts to blossom, “doom” turns to love. In writer-director Cameron Crowe’s hilarious directorial debut, Say Anything, the loveable, irrepressible Lloyd Dobler decides that he’s going […]Read more "Review: Crowe’s zany 1989 debut “Say Anything” is lyrical, humorous romance"
While the modern world enjoys Kyle MacLachlan in his current turn as Dale Cooper in “Twin Peaks,” I decided to celebrate his cult status with the classic The Hidden. Recommended to me by several film friends earlier this year, Jack Sholder’s taut action-horror film features MacLachlan as young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher on the hunt […]Read more "Review: Jack Sholder’s cult-classic “The Hidden” is a gem waiting to be found."