Tag Archives: #20th Century Fox

Deadpool disappoints in part deux

3/10 A few months ago, I heard Deadpool 2 still didn’t have an official title, and production had used the placeholder Untitled Deadpool Sequel. I thought it was hilarious. By not titling the movie, they were opening the door to … Continue reading

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40 years of ‘Star Wars’

Forty years ago today, 20th Century Fox dropped Star Wars off into the 32 theaters they could convince to screen it. It was a Wednesday. The studio was worried the movie would be swallowed by other summer releases, so they … Continue reading

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Deadpool is everything you ever wanted

There were so many ways Deadpool could have gone wrong, but it doesn’t. It hits the spot and hits it hard. If you know what I mean. The plot, easily the film’s worst feature but also its least important, starts when Wade Wilson … Continue reading

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Joy sunk by baffling editing

Editing in movies is a defensive job — if it’s done well, you don’t notice, but if you do notice, it’s because something went wrong, and something went very badly wrong with Joy.  The movie is a biopic — it’s not … Continue reading

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A less chaotic state: Star Wars

This article has been written several times in several places, I’m just going to try to put it all in one place. Star Wars is the single most influential movie of all time. Starting from a minute 40-theater release in May … Continue reading

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