Friday, August 6, 2021

The Suicide Squad - Review


Five years and a few missteps ago, Warner Brothers and DC release Suicide Squad. A film that took a lesser comic property and propelled them to the big screen with less than ideal results. Now, we get a new version, with a few familiar faces from that first incarnation, and a brand new creative at the helm in James Gunn. With a bright new outlook and the embracing of comic book weirdness finally a priority, DC might just have produced their best film in years.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Annette - Review


The film opens with a few requests, including the proclamation that “breathing will not be tolerated.” And while a bizarre, acid-trip of a rock opera should leave you breathless at certain times out the sheer audacity of its ambition, Annette leaves you short of words most of the time. A sense of bewilderment as to how this whole thing is supposed to fit, and how its own trove of ideas often gets in the way.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Nine Days - Review

 Every once in a while, a film comes along that feels impossible to write about. Not in ways that would hamper attempts to praise its creative risks or complex storytelling, but capturing the beautiful experience that is Nine Days with just around a few hundred words unfeasible. It’s a film that scratches a creative itch, an original, moving story that explores life, death, and the existentialism that comes along with it.