God’s Own Country will no doubt be compared to Brokeback Mountain. The easy comparison crossed my mind as I watched the screener for this film. But the dynamics of this relationship bring an entirely different feel to this love story.
So…um…wow! The World Series is packing more compelling action than the entire 2017 Movie Season! My Dodgers may be on the brink of losing, but that storyline is better than 90% of the crap Hollywood has force fed onto our eyeballs this year! Anyhoo…let’s get to it (SPOILER WARNING): Suburbicon is a metaphor about White Flight… [Read More]
In 2008, Taken set the bar for which all other parent-rescues-child movies would be measured. Let’s be clear: Halle Berry is no Liam Neeson, but she works hard to bring the audience along on a rollercoaster ride as she seeks to free her son from his captors. For the record, this one works better than Jamie Foxx’s… [Read More]
Raw emotion is the driving force in the documentary The Work. In California’s Folsom State Prison, some of the inmates take part in group therapy to try to rehabilitate themselves. Twice a year, people from outside the prison come to take part in a four-day intensive group therapy experience.
After last weeks amazing premiere on Mandalore, the next arc brought us to a familiar place in Star Wars lore…the main rebel base on Yavin 4. In this episode, we’ve begun to see the dots slowly connecting towards Rogue One and, eventually, A New Hope. The Rebels, led by Hera, were just defeated and those… [Read More]
In a world filled with darkness and fear, what power does love have, if any?
Hey SF’ers! Trying something new so here goes: Marshall w/Chadwick Boseman & Josh Gad: They say that the opposite of the White Savior trope in film is the Magical Negro trope. Marshall clearly went full Magical Negro with Josh Gad’s character being the only lawyer allowed to try the case the film centers on. A… [Read More]
I doubt that Dr. Seuss knew the phenomenon he’d create when he penned How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 1957, critiquing the way that Christmas had been co-opted financially and culturally against its meaning. Adapted into the beloved television special in 1966 and created as a live-action manifestation in 2000, the story has a life… [Read More]
Hail Caesar. Directed again by Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes picking up 2 years after the events of Dawn and shows that the battle between humans and apes has escalated tremendously. With multiple casualties on both sides, Caesar (Andy Serkis) is determined to free ape-kind from the attacks of the humans’… [Read More]
DC Animation’s latest pits two legends against each other in Batman vs. Two-Face but the production is a much bigger deal thanks to the vocal talent behind the diversity of characters. A sequel to Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, this is a light-hearted take on the characters with deeper inclinations, as well as a… [Read More]