So far, the legacy of the John Wick quadrilogy has been one of growing production value, but declining writing quality. The series seems to become more elaborate and extravagant with every outing, but neither of the sequels have made the same industry-staggering impact in terms of emotional resonance or cultural significance. The John Wick sequelsContinue reading “Why The John Wick Sequels Are Inferior To The Original And Why I’m Hopeful For #4”
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‘Big Time Adolescence’ Teaches a Lesson Most Young People Should Learn
There is an archetype throughout film and TV we could refer to as “the screw-up”. They go by other names: the goofball, the stoner, the dude. This character never quite stepped forward into being a contributing member of society and takes his laziness in stride. This character is typically the comic relief, the buddy, and,Continue reading “‘Big Time Adolescence’ Teaches a Lesson Most Young People Should Learn”
Why Isn’t Feyd-Rautha In The ‘Dune’ IMDb Cast List?
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, set to come out in December 2020, features one of the most star-studded, deftly-selected casts in recent memory. Fans of the original 1961 book have expressed overwhelming excitement and approval over each role in the film: Timothee Chalamet as the young Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaacs as the valiantContinue reading “Why Isn’t Feyd-Rautha In The ‘Dune’ IMDb Cast List?”
The Irishman: Elderly Goodfellas
Scorsese has an immaculate reputation of not wasting his viewers’ time. His films have been aggressive expressions of angst and power that pack deep personal narratives into tightly crafted, beautifully executed scenes. With The Irishman, it seems that Mr. Scorsese might be loosening his belt a bit. The Irishman is three and a half hours long.Continue reading “The Irishman: Elderly Goodfellas”