Overall, 2017 was a pretty good year for film. There were a few months in the summer where it looked like there was going to be a repeat of 2016’s long line of disappointments, but it picked back up. By the end of the year, we were left with a good list of films. Shifting … More Most Anticipated Films of 2018
I have been holding off making this list for some time with some hope that films like Call Me by My Name and Phantom Thread would be released in theaters near me by now (as I am currently home for the holidays and not in Chicago). But alas! They have yet to arrive! … More My Favorite Films of 2017!
When World War II ended on September 2nd, 1945, the world had been changed. Europe had been decimated, America emerged as a world superpower, and Berlin was about to split into the East and the West. The atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan and the Soviet Union had successfully developed their own … More Communists, Monsters, and Forbidden Planets: Science Fiction Films in the Postwar Era
Originally published Moviepilot.com on October 20th, 2017 Every October, film fans gather into theaters and around their televisions for horror movies with a good scare. We know the classics (The Exorcist, Halloween, The Shining and The Fly) and we know about the Universal Monster movies, but there is another era of horror that is largely ignored by most modern filmgoers — … More 4 Silent Horror Films You Need To Watch This Halloween
Originally published Creators.co on September 22nd, 2017 Mother! is unlike any other film out in theaters right now. It is certainly unlike any other mainstream horror film that has been released in a very long time. A movie such as Mother! could only be made from a daring and talented filmmaker such as Darren Aronofsky. The movie … More Is ‘Mother!’ Too Heavy Handed For It’s Own Good?
Originally published on Creators.co on September 11th, 2017 After The Lord of the Rings trilogy was released and went on to win 17 Academy Awards, every studio in Hollywood was looking for their “Lord of the Rings” franchise. Along with the success of the Harry Potter movies, studios began quickly trying to imitate both series with films … More At Criticism’s End: Why ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Word’s End’ Is A Great Conclusion To A Trilogy
Originally published on Moviepilot.com on August 21st, 2017 Ever since Marvel broke new ground and created the Marvel Cinematic Universe, every studio in Hollywood has wanted their version of the MCU. Warner Brothers got serious with their DC properties to create the DC Extended Universe, Fox has the X-Men Universe, and Universal Studios is attempting … More Why ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Proves A ‘Conjuring’ Cinematic Universe Could Work
Originally published on Moviepilot.com on August 15th, 2017 as “Not A Singular Genre: Why Comic Book And Superhero Movies Will Never Go Out Of Style” There’s a lot of talk about comic book movie fatigue these days. When will it happen? Will it happen? Has it already happened? Moviegoers have never been treated to as … More Why Comic Book and Superhero Movies Aren’t Going Away
Originally published on Creators.co on August 8th, 2017 The Dark Tower directed by A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel and penned by A Beautiful Mind writer Akiva Goldsman (but who could forget his other masterpiece, Batman And Robin?) has finally reached theaters after almost a decade of troubled development. Studio changes, filmmakers coming and going, different drafts, and several casting changes … More He Has Forgotten The Face Of His Father: The 95 Minute Problem Of ‘The Dark Tower’
Originally published on Creators.co on August 1st, 2017 Only a year after the release of Tim Burton’s second entry into his Batman canon, Batman Returns, there was a release of another theatrical Batman film. Most moviegoers would automatically think about Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever as the next theatrical Batman movie they would be forgetting about one small Batman movie … More The Forgotten Knight: 5 Reasons Why Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Is Still A Great Batman Movie