2019 has been a rough year for franchises. Men in Black: International doesn’t buck the trend.
Venom’s small-scale idiosyncrasies will surely disappoint comic book fans …but if you’re looking for a goofy film that recalls trashy genre films from the ‘80s, you’re in luck.
By all rights, Deadpool 2 should have been a vast improvement on the first film. It’s not.
The divisive reaction to Avengers: Infinity War is explained by how it differs from its MCU forebears. Beware: spoilers!
Black Panther is a kind of inversion of the typical Marvel film; what works here is what doesn’t work about most of its compatriots and – sadly – vice versa.
It feels like a surprise that Spider-Man: Homecoming is as good as it is.
At this point, a superheo film eschewing setting up spinoffs and post-credit scenes in favour of robust character development feels almost revolutionary.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is, for better or worse, the culmination of Marvel Studios’ approach to commercial cinema. By this stage, their much-discussed directorial departures – Patty Jenkins from Thor: The Dark World, Edgar Wright from Ant-Man – and the homogeneity of their output make it clear that this is about as far from auteurist…
District 9 director Neil Blomkamp kicked up a fuss yesterday when it was reported that his upcoming Alien sequel would break continuity from the last two films of the franchise, Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection. Blomkamp has since stepped back from that assertion – “I’m not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection, I just…
Chef is clearly a personal film for Jon Favreau. This film of food trucks, caviar eggs and molten fillings is as much a tale of artistic resilience as it is the beauty of cooking. It stars Favreau (writer and director besides) as celebrity chef Carl Casper. We watch as he crafts the perfect toasted sandwich,…