What dawned on me while watching Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' is how we are experiencing a resurgence of proper high-quality blockbusters. Movies like 'Dune', 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' have all left an imprint on both Hollywood and pop culture. They evaded the rushing wave of disremembrance because they provided something … Continue reading ‘The Batman’ Is An Invigorating Explosion Of Style and Substance.
The iconic web-head has been spinning webs and fighting crime on the big-screen for decades at this point yet through the release of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', it's as if the entire world has fallen in love with this character all over again. Spider-Man's emotional resonance has always defined the character, it's why we love … Continue reading How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.
In a time where Spider-Man is at his most saturated with multiple versions taking up the mantle all at once, it's a genuine treat to look back on past iterations and examine them through a new lens. With 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' and especially 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', grief seems to be a central theme … Continue reading ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Perfectly Encapsulates Peter Parker’s Tragedy.
Three years ago, I made the decision to watch 'A Star Is Born' over 'Venom' on their opening weekend. As I sat down to watch both 'Venom' movies this year, I realize I made the right choice. Three hours I will never get back, all for the satisfaction of being in the comic-book movie loop. … Continue reading ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Is Ultimately Non-Symbiotic.
Despite the Marvel Studios intro having been more or less the same since 2016, Phase 4 has kicked off with some exhilarating highs and some genuinely disappointing lows. From the experimental, character-driven 'WandaVision' and 'Loki' to the poorly executed and ultimately unsatisfying 'Black Widow' and 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', Phase 4 seems to … Continue reading How ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Revitalizes The MCU.
Goddamnit... is the only word capable of how this movie makes me feel. This goddamn movie has been out for nearly a month and I cannot think of a solid opinion about it. This is the third rewrite of my original review and quite frankly, the final rewrite. The recklessness in my writing this year … Continue reading I Loved ‘The Suicide Squad’… But I Completely Forgot It Existed.
While 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' is a testament to the creative vision and the true passion of the fans that supported it, it's release has left a bittersweet taste in everyone's mouth. Despite the success and overwhelming love it's getting from the fans, Warner Brothers has no plans to continue with this story. The chaotic … Continue reading Why ‘The Snyder Cut’ Feels Like a Bittersweet Victory.
'Wonder Woman 1984' comes to us this holiday season to provide blockbuster-level entertainment and a much-needed sense of normalcy for us cinephiles. Despite watching it at home on a much smaller screen, there was this nostalgic sense of anticipation that I haven't felt for a while. I tried to make the night feel as much … Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is A Disappointing Waste of Potential.
'The New Mutants' is a name you've seen around on the internet for three years at this point. It has transformed from being a superhero horror spin-off to becoming the finale of the 20th Century X-Men Franchise. It made it's digital debut this week and it's time to talk spoilers! As an overall opinion on … Continue reading The New Mutants – SPOILER REVIEW!