Film Review: Arrival (2016)

Considering how disturbing the past couple of days have been, I was probably fated to react viscerally to the first film I watched in theaters after the election. That film turned out to be the lauded Arrival, directed by the always interesting Denis Villeneuve, the man behind diverse features like Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario. Arrival tells…Read more Film Review: Arrival (2016)

Film Review: Big Eyes (2014)

Over the past 30 years it has often been difficult to determine who Tim Burton is. He ain't no screenwriter, that much is certain. Any Burton film where he has received story credit has largely been a mood piece, with a barely perceptible narrative drive. He also has shown himself to occasionally be a dubious…Read more Film Review: Big Eyes (2014)

Film Review: Man of Steel (2013)

At one point in Man of Steel the ethereal spirit of Big Blue’s long-deceased papa Jor-El grimly assures his son that he will not only be able to save Lois Lane from the fiendish General Zod, but all of humanity. This statement becomes increasingly more absurd as the movie moves towards its finale: a big albeit vapid rumble in the…Read more Film Review: Man of Steel (2013)