After two shaky movies, is the third time a charm for Roger Moore’s James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me?
An Ant-Man movie was always going to be an uphill battle. Even with Marvel making household names out of second-string characters like Iron Man and Thor (think back a decade and recall their relative obscurity to the public at large), Ant-Man was weirder and more idiosyncratic than anything that had come before, with the possible of exception of Guardians of The Galaxy. But could lightning strike twice? (more…)
Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone are a knockout pair of actors and Woody Allen is prolific enough (steadily churning out a movie a year) that he can’t help but hit the mark occasionally (see Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine for recent examples). Irrational Man has a chance at greatness, but does it fall into the increasingly large pile of Allen’s many misses? (more…)
Roger Moore returns as James Bond and faces off against the superfluous-nipple villain Scaramanga in the funhouse weirdness of The Man with the Golden Gun.
It opens with a scene straight out of Breaking Bad – a group of masked men are cooking barrel loads of meth by moonlight. The Mexican cartel members even mention that they were taught by a father and son team from America, reminding viewers of Walter White and his surrogate son Jesse Pinkman. (more…)
Based on a bizarre urban legend that found a movie-obsessed Japanese woman travelling to Minnesota in search of the fictional briefcase full of money from the movie Fargo, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter builds on the Coen Brothers classic while weaving its own deeply dark and disturbingly odd tale. (more…)
Sean Connery’s out and Roger Moore’s in as 007 in the blaxploitation-era Bond pic with the killer theme song – Live and Let Die.
Pulsing with energy and gleefully flouting the established rules of black coming-of-age stories, Dope charts its own path by playing with convention and giving voice to a burgeoning new generation. (more…)