BURNING (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for strong language, sexual content, nudity, and violence) Released: November 9, 2018 limited; expands through December & January Runtime: 148 minutes Directed by: Lee Chang-dong Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun, Kim Soo-Kyung My review of Burning, for The Tulsa Voice. The latest film from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong has [...]

GLASS (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language) Released: January 18, 2019 Runtime: 119 minutes Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark I love Unbreakable. I'm grateful to Split for bringing us back into that [...]

Something’s Strange In The Internets: A GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Teaser Trailer! (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6W3VQp9Cc8 Well that escalated quickly. Just one day after the surprise announcement that director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air) would making a Ghostbusters 3 sequel, Sony Pictures already has a teaser trailer for it. No cast members appear but the hype train has officially begun. Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, [...]

UNBREAKABLE: M. Night Shyamalan’s Clairvoyant Superhero Deconstruction (SPOILERS) (ANALYSIS)

Warning: this essay contains major spoilers for the 2000 film Unbreakable. Unbreakable is a masterpiece of pop cinema. Pre-dating the Marvel Cinematic Universe by nearly a decade and even the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man by two years, M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable was ahead its time – and that’s an understatement. It’s also a crucial point [...]

Two Trailers – Yes, Plural – Drop For SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (VIDEOS/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFmhKpZKlE And you thought he was dead. No, wait, no you didn't. No one did. Disney's got money to make. This superhero ain't going nowhere. Well, except maybe to Europe. Despite literally biting the dust in Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man is back in his own franchise sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home. After the planned December debut [...]

Critics Speak ROMA’s Language At Critics Choice Awards (AWARDS 2018)

Alfonso Cuarón's Roma has been the consensus choice by most critics groups throughout the awards season, and that trend was rubber-stamped when Roma was named Best Picture at the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The Mexico-set drama also won Best Director and Cinematography for Cuarón, plus Best Foreign Language Film. It's that Foreign Language which [...]


**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language, nudity, and some sexual content) Released: December 14, 2018 limited; expands December 25 and January Runtime: 119 minutes Directed by: Barry Jenkins Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Brian Tyree Henry, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Diego Luna, Spike Lee confronts. [...]