Like all things given time, the way we look at movies shifts. After my first viewing of writer/director James Gunn’s (Slither) The Suicide Squad, I found myself entertained, but not quite sold. Choices felt odd in their presentation, violence seemed… Read More ›
While not a total revelation, “The Suicide Squad” certainly pushes the bounds of the subgenre.
After their first appearance in DC Comics’ “The Brave and the Bold” issue 25 in 1959, the subversive military group known as Task Force X has known many members over its lengthy run. It’s not just because the missions they… Read More ›
Shunning convention at every turn, Justine Bateman’s “Violet” is a raw and blistering must-see film of 2021. [SXSW Film Festival]
After an already extensive career, Justine Bateman proves she’s nowhere close to done with her feature-length directorial debut, Violet, a film which is as easily an exploration of gender politics as it is of mental health. In the press notes,… Read More ›
This is one “Boy Band” that’s not getting a reunion.
There comes a point in every film where the audience is either all in or all out. While not always the case, this usually comes down to the opening. For Boy Band, a coming-of-age comedy centered around four men who… Read More ›