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Destroy All Monsters: The Meme-ification of ROGUE ONE

I'm consistently fascinated by how pop cultural mega-properties take hold in the discourse of the group they are ostensibly created for, the fans. There's an interesting cycle created here. As the internet's "official" criticism gets more and more wrapped up...

Review: A MONSTER CALLS Goes Through the Motions

You might be able to argue that J.A. Bayona is not the most original filmmaker currently working today, but there is no denying that he has a masterful understanding of how to direct a film that will grab (almost) all...

Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Has It Where It Counts

Spoiler Alert! The Death Star plans, so intensely pursued for the entirety of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, do in fact reach their proper destination, allowing Luke Skywalker to destroy the imposing monolithic super-weapon. (End of Spoiler) But you...

Black Nights 2016 Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Emotional Manipulation at its Finest

You might be able to argue that J.A. Bayona is not the most original filmmaker current working today, but there is no denying that he has a masterful understanding of how to direct a film that will grab (almost) all...

Critical Distance: INFERNO, Why It's Good to See Bad Movies

The word is out on Ron Howard's Inferno. Only 20% of critics gave it a positive review, per Rotten Tomatoes. Visitors to that site were kinder, as 43% gave it a positive nod. Yet audiences in general were not interested...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

New Trailer For A MONSTER CALLS Gives Us ... A Big Talking Tree

Juan Antonio Bayona's new film, A Monster Calls, has been slowly teasing its potential audience with cast announcements, photos, and one teaser released late last year. And now, still six months before the film's release, there is a new trailer....

ROGUE ONE Trailer Arrives And Fully Delivers On Expectations

Let the debate begin in earnest on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, for the first full trailer for the Gareth Edwards helmed spin off film has arrived. And, to these eyes, the idea of unshackling new directors...

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE: Forest Whitaker In Talks To Join Anthology Film

Variety is reporting that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. He would join Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. I've imagined him as the rebel leader that will send...

Ben Mendelsohn Sought For STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE

If the latest talk from the trades goes through then the Gareth Edwards directed Star Wars: Rogue One is shaping up quite nicely.Deadline broke the news that Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is being sought for a lead role alongside the...

STAR WARS: Felicity Jones Takes The Lead In Gareth Edwards' Film

THR's Heat Vision blog is reporting that Felicity Jones, the Oscar-nominated actress from The Theory of Everything, is about to take the lead role in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars stand-alone film. Other actresses, notably, Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany, also tested...

Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Looks Into A Fascinating Relationship

James Marsh's eye for documentary storytelling is a welcome aspect to this biopic about one of the most recognizable scientists to have ever lived. Stephen Hawking is perhaps known more widely for his physical struggles, synthesized voice, and pop culture...

Toronto 2014 Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Celebrates The Messiness Of The Universe, Concisely

James Marsh's eye for documentary is a welcome aspect to this biopic about one of the most recognizable scientists to have ever lived. Stephen Hawking is perhaps known more widely for his physical struggles, synthesized voice and pop culture...

Review: BREATHE IN, A Heartbreaking Romance

Drake Doremus does one thing very, very well. He is a master at making the audience feel the emotions of his characters -- without relying on the typical protagonist story structure. His 2011 Sundance US Dramatic Competition-winning Like Crazy took...

Euro Beat: Michael Hazanavicius Works In Secret, James Marsh Takes On Stephen Hawking

After our exhaustive look at the European Oscar submissions, Euro Beat is back to its normally scheduled Tuesday spot with good news about upcoming projects, bad news about Spain, Portugal and a great director and some very interesting European box...

Sundance 2013 Review: BREATHE IN is Another Heartbreaking Romance from Doremus

Drake Doremus does one thing very, very well. Doremus is a master at making the audience feel the emotions of his characters -- without relying on the typical protagonist story structure. His 2011 Sundance US Dramatic Competition-winning Like Crazy...