Columbus is a masterpiece that is criminally underrepresented in pretty much every cinematic conversation. This is a piece that got nothing close to a popular release or is it one that garnered any mainstream attention upon its birth into the zeitgeist. This is a painful reality. For Columbus to be viewed so little, for it have received next to no official recognition, is almost fitting. This is a miserable state that only accentuates the power that this story has to…
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002
Yep, still god awful.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985
The sets are fantastic and the scale is seemingly larger, yet Beyond Thunderdome seems strangely smaller and less impressive than its predecessors. The change in pace and narrative structure don’t feel a welcome shake-up; this film yearns to be like it’s siblings. The Peter Pan-esque children don’t add a whole lot in terms of engaging character work or comic value and unfortunately sink into landscape of Beyond Thunderdome’s opening half. The opening section does have a good aesthetic feel to…
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox 2013
What’s really the point of this? Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox feels more like a bingo card of DC characters than it does a fulfilling, provocative Elseworlds story. The most pivotal scene of the whole story is omitted for some unknown reason and added at the end of the film instead, making the whole narrative seem even more contrived and clunky than it already is. None of the characters’ altered morals and motives are really explained and as a result, the…
I could be wrong, but I think Christopher Nolan has certainly the reached that point in his career where, even if a newly released film of his is remotely underwhelming, he cops a ridiculous, and I mean ridiculous amount of slack for it. Mind you, this is based purely off of what I’ve heard from friends, read in newspapers and seen from you lot on LB in regard to Tenet.
So of course, I went into my session last night…
The Batman 2022
To truly understand and get Batman goes beyond knowing Bruce Wayne and his even sadder best friend. It involves understanding his universe, everything around him, his neighbours, his streets, his ethos, what drives him and makes him such a unique yet relatable character in any period. There’s a whole table of elements that have to work in tandem in order to make the absolutely finest representation of Batman, whether that be on the silver screen, in a comic book, or…