Any hopes that Artificial Intelligence might achieve greatness, humanity or even some kind of non-revolutionary singularity are dashed by the averageness of AI movies. Tau, a Netflix sci-fi original, proves that garbage in garbage out not only makes buggy code but seriously faulty robot movies. If the soul (Ed Skrein) behind the soul of the…
Sicario: Day of the Soldado is an action pic that benefits from the Trump bump because its federal agents vs Mexican drug cartels plot (which ironically involves using illegals aliens as a cover) hits an on the nose topicality. Reflecting our POTUS, it is a highly political, amoral, profane, bellicose-- and ultimately violent wet dream.…
The Endless, a sci-fi/horror cross blend, starring and directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead, manages to make its supernatural loopiness credible by grounding it all in a recognizable sibling drama.
The movie is a poignant and satisfying album full of sweet times, bittersweet encounters and smart riffs on the awareness of talent subsumed to a secure future.
Bayona manages to hold it all together (just barely) by finding moments of sadness, pathos and tragedy to mix in with the requisite dinosaur terror.
First Reformed is one of Schrader’s finest films. It is his redemption, and a perfect fit for his transcendental style
Yes, it is a mess, but families are messy also. The best of them are also near super duper.
All the Ocean films do share the fact that their star powered casts are there to have fun, cash a paycheck– and if luck be a lady, make a good movie. The con is that is they convince the audience of the same.
It is all so emotionally and nakedly obvious. And that not only makes Sunday’s Illness good but near great.