Month: February 2023
Sharper: Deception game
Blink and you’ll probably miss the best movie to have been released in the early doldrums of cinema in 2023. While most moviegoers are watching bears on drugs or old women pining for football stars or tiny superheroes, Apple snuck a surprisingly engaging, yet underhanded crime thriller past unsuspecting cinephiles and dropped it on their AppleTV+ streaming service to little fanfare. Helmed by Benjamin … Read More Sharper: Deception game
Ant-Man 3: Big bite, little sting
Kevin Feige has some major problems. The longtime head behind Marvel Studios and overseer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has often felt untouchable, almost invincible in a way due to his cultivation and crafting of a seemingly endless stream of comic book franchises. But at this point, comic book fatigue combined with too much concern for spectacle and laziness in storytelling have left … Read More Ant-Man 3: Big bite, little sting
Your Place or Mine: Where is the love?
Valentine’s Day weekends have always been a landing spot for the charming romantic comedy. And while the genre has become all but eradicated from the big screen, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu have countless offerings of boy-meets-girl, hijinks ensue until they fall madly in love films. In a pre-pandemic world, there would simply be no reason that a rom-com led by … Read More Your Place or Mine: Where is the love?
80 For Brady: With love for Touchdown Tom
Six years ago this week, football crafted a story so unlikely that it felt scripted to the point of movie magic in real life. An column on cinematicconsiderations.com the evening of the game predicted what was to come: Everything about tonight’s incredible, dramatic Super Bowl that saw the New England Patriots rally back from 19 points down to win 34-28 in the first overtime … Read More 80 For Brady: With love for Touchdown Tom