“And yet she persisted” is a political statement in the US. It speaks to women seeking a voice to speak to power. But a woman’s persistence takes on a much deeper importance in the Tunisian film Beauty and the Dogs.
Barbara (Madison Wolfe) is a delightfully nuanced young woman who wrestles with a Dungeons & Dragons … that no one else can see. In I Kill Giants, a film adapted by Joe Kelly from his own comic book (co-authored with Ken Niimura), Barbara fights against giants that she alone can see, while tangling with ‘typical’ middle school… [Read More]
One of the points that Vanier makes in the film is that “L’Arche is not a utopia, but a hope.” It is that sense of hope in the community of people who care for and about one another that is the real value of the film.
Joe Kelly is a prolific comic book writer, with credits on the extended mythos of Deadpool, Daredevil, Superman, and others. But he also penned the graphic novels, Four Eyes and I Kill Giants. which connect the everyday world of our expectations with fantasy-infused realities to create colorful, inventive worlds where our worst fears take on… [Read More]
One of my biggest regrets is I did not read more “classic novels” when I was growing up. I was well into my adulthood before I read such books as Of Mice and Men and Watership Down. My first reading of A Wrinkle in Time was in 2009 when I was spearheading Hollywood Jesus’ LOST… [Read More]
With ANNIHILATION, director Alex Garland has created a film which both dazzles its audience while dividing them at the same time. Starring Natalie Portman, the film offers gorgeous visuals yet it’s wild ending has polarized critics and science fiction fans alike. This week, Steve welcomes Patrick Hicks (co-host, Feelin’ Film podcast) to wrestle through Garland’s… [Read More]
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues Phase 3 with the third solo film of Thor. The first Thor film was good, not great, but good. The second film was a big disappointment and a missed opportunity with one of Thor’s comic based greatest foes in Malekith. In Thor: Ragnarok, we get arguably the best film out… [Read More]
Consider this my defense of Justice League, the movie that kids have been dreaming about since Gardner Fox invented the team-up in March 1960, or at least since my generation watched the Wonder Twins and their better-equipped posse in Super Friends from 1973 to 1986. We’ve longed for a film that would take the skills and personalities Grant… [Read More]
Having directed such films as The Fast and the Furious and XXX, Rob Cohen certainly knows how to build intensity within an action movie. With his latest film, The Hurricane Heist, Cohen continues to push his ability to create elaborate set pieces in an effort to take his audience on a wild thrill ride. When… [Read More]
Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy is a reunion between the artist Andy Goldsworthy and film director Thomas Riedelsheimer, who also made the 2001 film about Goldsworthy and his art, Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.