‘The Batman’ Is An Invigorating Explosion Of Style and Substance.

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.

How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.

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.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Perfectly Encapsulates Peter Parker’s Tragedy.

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.

How ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Revitalizes The MCU.

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.

I Loved ‘The Suicide Squad’… But I Completely Forgot It Existed.

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.

Why ‘The Snyder Cut’ Feels Like a Bittersweet Victory.

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’ Is A Disappointing Waste of Potential.

'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.