Life in Three Acts — Dunkirk Review

Three separate and converging scenarios are spliced together to form the narrative -- one beginning a week before (land), another starting a day before (sea), and the third (air) taking off an hour before the final events in the movie.

The Wonders You Will Do — Wonder Woman Review

In comparing Wonder Woman the film against the rest of the superhero movies out there, it's got a lot of what you'd expect -- an origin story, a plot that puts the world at stake, and some brilliantly choreographed and filmed action sequences. The cinematography is beautiful, and the musical score is well done, eliciting the appropriate response -- whether it's an adrenaline rush or a moment of reflection.

Before the New Hope — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

For the casual fan wondering what the fuss is, Rogue One isn't a major episode, and Luke Skywalker is nowhere to be found. It does have Darth Vader, and several other cameos, but the focus is on a set of characters who have never been mentioned by name before, and -- for all intents and purposes -- may never be mentioned in any new movie ever. (Notice I put down "new.")

Tropic Thunder Review

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then what is satire? Ben Stiller leads an ensemble squad of A-list stars in a movie about actors acting as Vietnam soldiers who get themselves into real trouble when they head deep into the jungles of Asia to explore Hollywood's heart of darkness. Ben Stiller plays action... Continue Reading →

Under Attack — Red Dawn Review

Imagine a normal day in a small rural U.S. town, sitting at a desk in a high school classroom. The teacher is giving a lesson in history, possibly talking about World War II. You take a glance outside. Suddenly, Soviet paratroopers fall out of the sky and land. They begin to attack everyone. What do... Continue Reading →

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