Army of the Dead (USA, 2021): I’m not the biggest Zack Snyder fan (three words: Batman v Superman), but the man knows spectacle, not unlike Christopher Nolan (spare me the hate mail). Going back to the subgenre that gave him his...Read More
Author: Jorge Ignacio Castillo
Angelina Jolie in hero mode in Those Who Wish Me Dead. There’s no question Angelina Jolie is striking and her looks have been part of her acting toolbox for a while now. Films like Maleficent, Mr. and Mrs....Read More
Jason Statham stars as H in Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man. You have to hand it to Guy Ritchie. Not only the Brit is extremely productive (five studio-backed movies in six years), some of his films are actually good....Read More
Gary Oldman in Crisis. Very slowly the opioid crisis has made its way into film. First, as usual, through addict stories (Beautiful Boy, Ben Is Back). But now we’re reaching the institutions, in this particular case, the...Read More
It’s curious Roald Amundsen was a supporting character in the main event of his life (he was the first man to reach the South Pole, but was overshadowed by Robert Scott’s doomed journey) and his biggest achievement was an...Read More
There’s no two ways about it: The Monarch saga has been underwhelming so far. Both Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters had the same problem: A despondent creature and profoundly uninteresting characters. Kong: Skull...Read More
Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. Following the narratively audacious, emotionally satisfying WandaVision, comes the more prosaic Marvel series The...Read More
Raya and the Last Dragon. © 2020 Disney. Flying slightly under the radar, Disney’s latest animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon lands this weekend in Disney Plus Premier Access and selected theatres. Loosely...Read More
A growing phenomenon among Canadian films is attempting to hide the country of origin in an effort to appear more appealing to international markets (before you say “Scott Pilgrim!”, remember the cult flick bombed when first...Read More
Denzel tries to ignore Jared Leto in The Little Things. Denzel Washington gets plenty of credit for his acting skills, directing abilities and being a force for good in the community but he’s curiously underrated as film...Read More
Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson in Our Friend. It’s hard to imagine a movie starring the frequently...Read More
A peek inside the mind of a film critic in real time. Readers discretion is advised. There’s a lot of good will towards the 1990 version of The Witches. Completely out of his element, director Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now)...Read More
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