I've logged almost every Curious George film, so I'm practically a certified cinephile right?
[This review contains light allusions to key plot points]
I was cautiously optimistic when entering my screening for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to impress me in the slightest, mostly because I’ve found that the focus on the multiverse has given Marvel Studios the leniency to operate with a paper-thin narrative but get a pass because some obscure character from the pantheon of Marvel Comics will appear, introduce themselves,…
When audiences criticize the cookie-cutter plotlines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange is perhaps the shining example of this. For all its talk of opening your mind to possibilities you cannot even fathom, Doctor Strange decides to follow the Marvel formula as though its life depended on it (and its life probably does because there’s no way anyone would give this a pass if it didn’t have the “Marvel” brand attached to it).
This is a film that is…
The Riddler is a glorified Twitch streaming niche internet micro celebrity in The Batman and I'm all for it.
Robert Pattinson (aka Robat Battinbat) is easily the best Batman put to screen and it’s not even close. He’s able to convey so much emotion through subtle glances, eye movements, and mouth twitches. Hell, even his footsteps can be attributed to this performance. He rarely ever says anything, but you always know what he’s thinking. This is a Batman with a…
It’s truly remarkable that Robert Eggers’ weakest feature film is still excellent. If he hadn’t proven it with both The VVitch and The Lighthouse, The Northman cements Eggers as one of the most competent, uncompromising, and meticulously calculated working directors of this current era of filmmaking.
While The Northman is heavily inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet (and to a lesser extent, MacBeth), and having read those plays will give you a general understanding of how this narrative will unfold, the film…