Although just a shadow of its former self, Ocean’s Eight aims to pick up the franchise where it left off, pursuing a fun heist with an all-female cast. But with a lack of the self-awareness that was sprinkled throughout the franchise’s origins, it comes off a tad hedonistic.
The Bible itself is offensive and uses offensive language, in ways many Christians may not realize. How do we reconcile this with calls to be pure in speech? And how should Christian storytellers approach the use of strong language?
“There are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie.”
You may look at the poster art for Netflix’s original film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and conclude it’s a cheeky high school romcom that wouldn’t be out of place on the Disney Channel. You wouldn’t exactly be wrong. But you would be wrong to write it off entirely based on that alone. Allow me to explain why.
The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a fun romp that balances out the grim Avengers: Infinity War, delivers fun in spades. But it also contains some interesting, if passing, ruminations on pride and its impact on relationships.
Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Logan Lucky) has taken on a new kind of experiment with Unsane. The thriller starring Claire Foy was filmed entirely with an iPhone 7 Plus, leading to a micro budget of $1.5 million. This frequently provides opportunities for more intimate shots, which adds to the claustrophobic feel of the hostile mental hospital. It also shows at times, especially in the film’s bland color palette.
Let’s get this out of the way first: Alex Garland’s Annihilation is a weird movie. Mainstream audiences were destined to hate it, especially after it was mismarketed as a horror film. But if you have the patience to stick with it, the exploration of self-hate and self-destruction, as well as creation, strike some interesting theological notes.