Tag Archives: Benedict Cumberbatch

‘1917’ is an idea so grand it couldn’t be ruined

10/10 1917 is a one-take World War I movie. Great idea. All movies should be built from of ideas this great. Spectacular work. Bravo. No notes. April 6, 1917, the day the U.S. officially enters the Great War, Eastern France- … Continue reading

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‘Current War’ electrifying, a systemically perfect film

10/10 The Current War was the last film Harvey Weinstein worked on, and consequently took a bit of a serpentine path to theaters. Weinstein, who is listed as a producer but not credited, had reportedly re-edited the movie despite producer … Continue reading

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‘Doctor Strange’ and the Origin Story Blues

At long last, the wait is over. After a grueling campaign stretching more than a year back, it’s finally time for the most talked-about, hotly anticipated event of 2016. I’m talking, of course, about the year’s sixth guaranteed smash-hit comic book … Continue reading

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Captain America: Actually, Quite Civil

Captain America: Civil War isn’t officially an Avengers movie, but I already wish they’d kept Joss Whedon to direct it. In many ways, Civil War is The Avengers: Age of Ultron Part 2. In the direct aftermath of that movie and the disaster in Sokovia, the New … Continue reading

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Black Mass’ fiction less interesting than reality

Black Mass is one of those frustrating biopic movies that makes a big deal out of how it’s based on a true story but doesn’t really tell the true story on which it is based. It doesn’t tell a story at … Continue reading

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