Review: BULLET TRAIN, Tarantinoesque Thrills Mix With John Wickian Action to Middling, Modest Results
With a generic title like Bullet Train, it’s fair to assume that all or mostly all of the action in film called Bullet Train will either unfold on a said bullet train (Shinkansen) or a bullet train will play a...
Friday One Sheet: Bryan Lenning's JOKER
Whatever your feelings about the oddball, glossy-grimy stand-alone Joker -- and people had very strong feelings about either the quality, the nihilism, or the emptiness of Todd Phillips' quasi-remake of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy as a comic-book origin story -- the...
Review: THE BAD GUYS, Pleasant, Fun-Filled, Kid-Friendly Flick
The latest from DreamWorks Animation consistently soars on its visual style and imaginative set-piece pyrotechnics.
Friday One Sheet: BULLET TRAIN
I am highlighting the key art for this Hollywood-Japan blockbuster starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Sanada Hiroyuki because I am not entirely sure if the design house, BLT Communications, was aiming for a Japanese train safety card aesthetic or simply phoning...
Friday One Sheet: THE HARDER THEY FALL
Scratchy, sunset backlit, spaghetti western vibes exude from the key art for Netflix's The Harder They Fall. Even in 24x36 'portrait mode', instead of the typical ultra-wide framing of the genre (or even a UK Quad design), the composition of...
Review: NINE DAYS, Intimate, Moving Exploration of Life, the Universe, and Everything
Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz and Benedict Wong star in a dramatic fantasy, written and directed by Edson Oda.
Now Streaming: WOUNDS May Never Heal
Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz and Dakota Johnson star in an absorbing horror drama, directed by Babak Anvari.
Natalie Portman Is LUCY IN THE SKY in First, Trippy Trailer
When I first heard about the project, the story of an astronaut who comes home from space and has trouble adjusting to "normal" life, I wondered how interest could be sustained for an entire feature. Now that I've seen the...
Review: HIGH FLYING BIRD, A Sly Side-Eye at Modern Sports Slavery
Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Bill Duke and Kyle MacLachlan star in Steven Soderbergh's drama, which digs far deeper than expected.
San Sebastian 2017 Review: SOLLERS POINT, Baltimore's Cinematic Response to Ulysses
The Baltimore indie helmer Matt Porterfield forges fatalistic drama of an one-in-a-million existence molded by the circumstances of its purlieu in his fourth feature Sollers Point.