My Favorite Films of 2018, So Far

“Um…” That’s the first word or filler sound to come out of the average person’s mouth when you ask them to name their favorite films of the year. It’s only natural – they have to […]

Marvel Studios Year in Review: 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp has yet to roll out to several major countries and thus faces an uncertain financial future, but those of us in the U.S. and elsewhere have now seen everything Marvel Studios […]

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Post-Ant-Man and the Wasp

After the release of Thor: Ragnarok last year, I put forth my first ranking of every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s time for an update now that Marvel’s busy 2018 is nearing its end.  […]

AT&T To HBO: Be More Like Netflix; HBO to AT&T: Yes, Sir. Whatever You Want, Sir.

There is something so contemptible about being told by someone who knows nothing about your industry that you need to do better. However, this has been the general reality in Hollywood for the last half […]

Box Office: Ant-Man and the Wasp, or, What It Looks Like When Marvel Studios Comes Back Down to Earth

Black Panther and Infinity War each soared into the rarified air of a domestic opening north of $200m. Ant-Man and the Wasp, however, just opened so low it might barely eclipse $200m across its entire […]

Film Review: Madison Wolfe Shines in the Flawed, But Kind-Hearted I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants, Danish director Anders Walter’s adaptation of Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura’s beloved 2009 graphic novel of the same name, has a central problem, and it is best crystallized in the following […]

Film Review: The First Purge Gives Us a Front-Row Seat to Y’Lan Noel’s Arrival

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, a third of all Americans and nearly half of all black Americans think a second civil war is likely within the next 5 years. Various political scientists, like Cambridge’s […]

My Spoiler-Free Breakdown of Ant-Man and the Wasp, For Those of You Who Have to Wait to See It

Thanks to the World Cup, around half of the world has to wait another month to see Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not so much for those of us here in the States. So, yeah, I […]

Wonderland Is a Fascinating Murder Case. The Movie They Made About It? Not So Much.

37 years ago this week, four people were bludgeoned to death in a Los Angeles split-level along Wonderland Avenue. It was the bloodiest crime any member of the LAPD had seen since the Manson family […]

What Nominating Hereditary & A Quiet Place Would Mean for the Oscars

Last week, the PR firm which represents Emily Blunt and John Krasinski sent entertainment journalists a free DVD copy of A Quiet Place along with a gentle reminder: don’t forget about us come Oscar time. […]