The Suicide Squad

Idris Elba is Father of the Year! What’s It About? Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg, and Captain Boomerang are back, but this time, they’re joined up with a new team of misfit toys in order to quell a rebellion in Corto Maltese. It’s pretty straightforward, right? Well, that’sContinue reading “The Suicide Squad”

The Green Knight: A Tale on Chivalry

The feel-good Christmas movie of the year! What’s It About? The Green Knight is a medieval fantasy centered on Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, but unlike his uncle, Gawain has “no story to tell” and has achieved nothing remarkable in his life when compared to Arthur and his knights. However, opportunity comes a-knockin’ onContinue reading “The Green Knight: A Tale on Chivalry”

NOLAN AWARDS

IT’S A WONDERFUL NIGHT FOR NOLAN!!!! NOLAN MOVIES!!!! ••• For the sake of being different, I’m not going to give the win to Ledger’s Joker. Instead, I want to highlight Anne Hathaway’s performance as Catwoman because it’s legitimately one of the most exciting performances in any superhero film. This is an inspired casting choice inContinue reading “NOLAN AWARDS”

NOLAN RANKINGS: PART 2

Here we go, now we get to the fun stuff! ••• I know guys, The Dark Knight is objectively better than Batman Begins, but as a pure Batman movie, Begins is the best! I appreciate how Nolan balances the grounded realism with the fantastical elements of the character while never favoring one over the other.Continue reading “NOLAN RANKINGS: PART 2”

NOLAN RANKINGS: PART 1

Well, brahs, we’ve made it to the end of a journey filled with dead wives, well-dressed protagonists, and a lot of bats. An exciting journey it was, but now it’s time to say goodbye to Nolan as we rank his films from worst to best, so let’s not stand on ceremony. Let’s rank some Nolan!Continue reading “NOLAN RANKINGS: PART 1”

Universal Soldier: Regeneration: Action Flick Friday

Goddamn, this is one bleak action movie! CINEMATOGRAPHY: For a straight-to-video action movie, this one actually looks pretty good. I was scrolling through Google and I learned that the cinematographer was Peter Hyams who directed Running Scared, which is one of the best buddy cop films ever made! The best thing about the cinematography isContinue reading “Universal Soldier: Regeneration: Action Flick Friday”

Tenet:

My head hurts. REPPED: I don’t think I’ve ever seen Nolan handle action any better than he does in Tenet. When it’s not trying to be overtly complicated, Tenet works as an absolutely thrilling action film with some of the best set pieces in Nolan’s career. Once again, Nolan’s collaboration with cinematographer Hoyte van HoytemaContinue reading “Tenet:”

Jack Reacher: Action Flick Friday

Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are the Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro of action films. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Caleb Deschanel’s cinematography is efficient in the best way possible. There’s nothing deep or innovative going on with the camera work, but it’s efficient enough to keep the story moving along without losing the audience’s attention. The cinematography trulyContinue reading “Jack Reacher: Action Flick Friday”

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: On Second Thought Thursday

The shining example of what not to do in a team-up movie. AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was the film I remember watching regularly while growing up. I couldn’t fathom people hating on this movie when I was younger. I thought the characters were great and in my young andContinue reading “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: On Second Thought Thursday”

Dunkirk

I’ve never related to a character more than when he had the urgent need to poop in the midst of heightened stress. REPPED: Nolan replaces the high concepts and expository dialogue for a more stripped down and visceral experience. Dunkirk has a lot in common with a sirloin steak; they’re lean, mean, and satiating. WithContinue reading “Dunkirk”