As a culture, we are not unfamiliar with the concept of the cinematic reboot. Consider how many iterations of Batmans, Spider-men, and the Star Trek universe have arrived at our neighborhood theaters in the last decade. Not to mention the less than stellar attempt to revive the Fantastic Four, though, to be fair, the original… Read More »
THE SHORT VERSION: One of the best films of the year.
That Madonna would feel an affinity with Mrs. Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), eventual Duchess of Windsor, another woman who was the object of controversy and the fodder of tabloids is understandable. Yet what she has done with the story of a self-made woman who so entranced Englands King Edward VIII (James DArcy) that he abdicated… Read More »
OBLIVION is a slow-moving behemoth of a film that has been art-directed into a coma. Sure, its gorgeous to look at, but is just as sterile and cold as the retro-futuristic home its hero occupies. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, it retains the static quality of the paper-bound format. In keeping… Read More »