The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is growing on me. It’s still a strange movie that has way too much going on and one that never quite gets a handle on all of its various story elements. But it’s made with imagination and flair, and as a purely visual exercise much of it truly is delightful.
In retrospect, watching Dragon Ball Super: Broly wasn’t the greatest idea I’ve ever had.
I ended up enjoying Cornish’s sophomore outing one heck of a lot. The Kid Who Would Be King is a total blast, this Arthurian tale of thrilling daring-do and noble valor a royal success worth taking the entire family to the theatre to see.
Ugly and uncomfortable, 10 to Midnight is certainly one of the seedier and more abhorrent exploitation thrillers star Charles Bronson made during the twilight of his career for Cannon Films. But it’s also one of his more fascinating efforts for the studio, its edgy, thought-provoking script a true descent into emotionally-deranged terror that packs far more of a viscerally upsetting punch than anticipated.
For all of the film’s high-minded aspirations it’s just too silly and stupid to be able to live up to any of them, An Acceptable Loss an explosive misfire that’s nothing short of a complete waste of time.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War is a stunning piece of episodic storytelling that’s positively breathtaking in its invigorating emotional magnitude.
If I don’t love Don’t Come Back from the Moon that doesn’t mean I still didn’t find much to be intrigued by and bewitched with here, this visually elastic piece of a cinematic poetry a dramatic curiosity I’m happy I took the time to see.
For me, Shyamalan’s brutally self-aware conclusion to his trilogy Glass was well worth the wait, and I’ll be curious to see how this series ends up getting assessed, debated and reinterpreted over the next few years.
“If we are unsatisfied with what is happening now, one of the things we need to do is remind ourselves what happened then and to my mind particularly look back at the lives of women in politics and how they are portrayed and presented and often undermined. We need to look back and say these heinous actions and policies actually had their roots in this period.”
– Josie Rourke