Still Incredibly Sharp – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

The key to the giddy fun of the first Knives Out movie was in Rian Johnson's ability to play with genre conventions and whodunit tropes. Already established as the type of filmmaker willing to subvert even the most precious of fan expectations with The Last Jedi, Johnson used his pen and his lens to poke … Continue reading Still Incredibly Sharp – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Trippy, Hilarious, and Surprisingly Heartfelt – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony has owned the cinematic rights to Spider-Man since the turn of the century, and through its usage, we've gotten some pretty decent movies. I still love the Tobey Maguire trilogy and am more forgiving than most when it comes to Spider-Man 3 (it sucked, but it still had heart). But over the last decade, they've … Continue reading Trippy, Hilarious, and Surprisingly Heartfelt – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Kevin Smith’s Signature Joke Becomes a Movie Premise – Flower

In his 1994 debut, Clerks, writer-director-actor-my hero Kevin Smith started his most famous running gag. During a frank discussion about sex, Dante Hicks and his girlfriend Veronica have a fight because Veronica claims a moral high ground, as she's only had sex with three men as opposed to Dante's 12 women. However, the punchline is that … Continue reading Kevin Smith’s Signature Joke Becomes a Movie Premise – Flower