In a very Cloverfield thing to do, “The Cloverfield Paradox“ had its premiere trailer during the Super Bowl and with literally just that as marketing, Netflix premiered the film as soon as the game was over. It made the film feel like an event, but the way it was released was the only reason – […]
“The Snowman” looks so great on paper – director Tomas Alfredsson (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, “Let the Right One In”) helms it, Martin Scorsese is executive producer, and Michael Fassbender stars – and it shouldn’t go wrong in execution, but holy damn, it does. It’s so bad that it would be justified if Alfredsson disowned […]
“Road House” should not be watched as a good movie. Sometimes it’s so bad it’s good, that it might be better watching it with someone as just a fun bad movie. After my first viewing, however, this is more often just bad. Some films are style over substance but this is a mindless actioner that’s […]
In 2016, “Deadpool“ really started to push the limits of the superhero subgenre, but with “Logan,” director James Mangold takes the envelope, slashes it apart and creates something that reinvents the idea of what a superhero film can be.
“Phoenix Forgotten” is like one of those films that come out of nowhere, but this is because of a quiet marketing campaign. It tries to replicate the success of 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project,” and it’s disappointingly mediocre (especially with the involvement of Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Productions).
The WWII era makes for some fascinating films. I sometimes like them more when they have different perspectives or depict main conflicts other than with the German Reich. “The Zookeeper’s Wife“ is the former, offering a woman’s perspective on the war from a heroic woman, which makes this unique. It tells a behind-the-action tale set during […]
I haven’t played any of the “Assassin’s Creed” video games, so I’m not sure if I would have been able to follow the Apple of Eden storyline better. But since I hadn’t played the games, I was pretty damn confused throughout.
“The Purge” franchise keeps getting better with each film. Perhaps writer-director James DeMonaco designed it that way – debuting the franchise with a disappointing original that executed its concept poorly, with a huge focus on the politics. The one-house setting with a focus on one family was restricting and damning.
After a year in hiding from the FBI, the bank-robbing-magical-vigilante Four Horsemen return to the spotlight in “Now You See Me 2,” to publicly expose a technology company called Octa for unethical operations. Their enemies are a step ahead of them for once, as they’re forcibly whisked away to China to perform another impossible heist […]