This isn't the Usual Suspects with its grand reveal. The suspense is contained in the weaving of the narrative as Slowik relentlessly leads his guests through the menu for the night. It's a little bit of Very Bad Things and Knives Out -- characters receive self-revelations when their feet meet the fire, but it's far too late for them. The overall theme, exploring the death of art in a social media world, measures toxicity the way tasters seek out acidity in their dishes.
★★ Another day, another X-Men movie. After Days of Future Past effectively rebooted the entire series by rewriting the future, the series comes full circle by bringing back a bunch of familiar superpowers in teenage form -- Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Nightcrawler, and Storm. X-Men: Apocalypse trailers begged answers for the questions: Who will join the... Continue Reading →
Mad Max: Fury Road is about as literal a title as you can get. The movie's high-octane pace races angrily through the barren wasteland of a post-apocalyptic future with a sort of visceral and kinetic energy that will leave you either breathless or hyped up like you're on an energy drink laced with gasoline. It takes an... Continue Reading →
History repeats itself again with another bad Hollywood remake. Clash of the Titans brings in the special effects, acting titans Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in their first joint work since Schindler's List, and an option to watch the movie in 3D. Unfortunately, the movie arrives flat and inconsequential -- a listless attempt that fails... Continue Reading →