Endure the Bad for the Really Good – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tend to follow a fairly set formula at this point, especially for the origin stories. You get the standard hero's journey archetype of an otherwise mild-mannered person thrust into a supernatural situation beyond their control. There are a couple of good action scenes to make up for the … Continue reading Endure the Bad for the Really Good – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spirit Fingers, Everyone! – 36th Independent Spirit Nominations

Damn, this has been a busy week so far, and it's only Thursday. Awards Season got itself into full swing basically overnight, and already I'm doing my best to keep up. For example, over the last 48 hours I've been trying to get a handle on foreign films in anticipation of the Academy's announcement of … Continue reading Spirit Fingers, Everyone! – 36th Independent Spirit Nominations

You’re Gonna Die Twice – Gemini Man

Ang Lee is one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the world. His films have garnered a total of 12 Academy Awards from 38 nominations, including two wins for himself as Best Director. He's been one of the greatest crossover auteurs in the industry, wowing audiences with foreign films (The Wedding Banquet,¬†Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) … Continue reading You’re Gonna Die Twice – Gemini Man

We Finally Got to the Fireworks Factory! – Avengers: Infinity War

First off, I must apologize for the lateness of this review. The whole point of this blog is to get reviews out as quickly as possible, so you the consumer can decide the best use of your movie-going dollars. That said, there are two major reasons for the delay, which I think excuse it. For … Continue reading We Finally Got to the Fireworks Factory! – Avengers: Infinity War