Movie Review: “Birds of Prey”

Chaotic is the word that best describes "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn."  Lights, colors, explosions, random acts of violence, music, snippets of animation, and ADHD narration add up to a film that is a mess but is never boring, surprisingly funny, and fantastically feminine. It's difficult to be objective [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:48:09-07:00February 7th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: “Joker”

"Joker" is the improbable convergence of a character study, comic book, and exploitation film.  Depending on which of those genres you choose to judge it, the movie either soars or stumbles.  The one constant is Joaquin Phoenix's enthralling performance. The movie takes place in Gotham City during the year 1981.  Gotham City is suffering an [...]

By |2019-10-04T13:15:30-07:00October 4th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Aquaman”

"Aquaman" has always been one of the silliest heroes in the DC Universe.  He's a particularly difficult character for the DCEU to tackle considering their dark, dreary and emo approach to superheroes.  They even managed to make Superman depressing!  "Justice League" was their first attempt to inject a little frivolity, which might have worked if it [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:02-07:00December 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Wonder Woman” (2017)

Warner Bros and DC have wedged themselves into a tight spot following the over-hype and subsequent backlash of the first few films in their DCEU.  “Man of Steel” was criticized for being too angsty.  “Batman V Superman” was lambasted for being exactly what fans said they always wanted, a movie with so many inside references [...]

By |2020-12-22T22:47:58-07:00May 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments