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 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.
Logan talks about Steven Spielberg’s new film Ready Player One, and the effects of digesting entertainment passively and using it as escapism.
Loving Vincent is a wonderful visual experience that’s worth every penny of its arthouse theater admission cost. It also contains a thought-provoking and nuanced probe into van Gogh’s life, even if executed imperfectly.
Although Suburbicon features a setting ripe for sad contemplations on the depravity of humankind, it instead opts for a take on the troubled family that it is itself troubling.
Thank goodness for Edgar Wright. After penning one of the more interesting and enjoyable MCU films (Ant-Man), Wright is back from his four year directorial hiatus to give us Baby Driver- a high octane satire on heist films with a killer soundtrack.
Upon sitting down at an attempt to enjoy the sequel to a prequel of a beloved classic, my popcorn and I were ready to be whisked away with (at the very least) some form of entertainment. As the horrors unfolded both on the screen and script, I found myself once again wrestling with this question: Is it worth it?