Tag Archives: Jordan Peele

‘Candyman’ reboot doesn’t capture moment after pandemic delays

The Candyman reboot is a comprehensive media package, not just a movie, and the main problem is it doesn’t need to be. A two minute trailer covers most of the movie’s ground. Cabrini-Green, Chicago, 2019- 30 years after the events … Continue reading

Posted in Entropy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The most important movies of 2019

Annual top 10 lists are dumb and arbitrary and I hate them, even as I’ve started doing them. We can do better here. Instead of a static list of 10 favorites, 10 peanuts with which to pack the year away … Continue reading

Posted in White Noise | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Us’ a triumph of genre, auteur filmmaking

9/10 Leaving the theater for the first time, the only thing I’m 100 percent sure about Us is that I need to see it again. At their vacation home in Santa Cruz, California, the Wilson family, mother Adelaide, father Gabe … Continue reading

Posted in Entropy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Möbius Strip- All ‘Captain Marvel’ all the time, ‘Us’ premiers at SXSW

Captain Marvel zoomed in to save the 2019 box office with a $153.4 million debut and $456.7 million worldwide. That ranks for the third highest March opening, the fifth highest international opening and the sixth highest worldwide opening on the … Continue reading

Posted in The Möbius strip | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘BlacKkKlansman’ too focused on its fiction

5/10 BlacKkKlansman opens on footage from Gone with the Wind, a famous crane shot of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) tending to wounded Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Atlanta. It then cuts to an extended scene of Dr. Kennebrow Beauregard … Continue reading

Posted in Entropy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment