Steve McQueen, with 12 Years a Slave, has now made three films that take on large, pertinent, and political topics (the Irish hunger strikes, sex addiction, and pre-Civil War American slavery), only to pare away elements that would most easily mark them as ideologically bent, instead taking under consideration a single subject, with all the limitations of perspective that come with this approach.
On the surface, Frank appears to be the polar opposite of Lenny Abramson’s prior works, which were characterized by naturalistic dialogue and settings that emphasized the grey and drab side of Ireland.
Eight years ago, director Zach Synder introduced us to a world of battles, legends, and oiled eight-pack abs. His adaptation of Frank Millar’s graphic novel was an entertaining film for its amazing CG work, the intensity of the action scenes, and the ridiculous physique of its Spartan warriors. While it was severely overblown, it presented itself as a Greek storyteller might have done, exaggerated and morphed into something forcibly inspiring.
Film reviews of both Veronica Mars and Muppets Most Wanted.
By Josh Friesen (Contributor) – Email Print Edition: October 15, 2014 Haemoo South Korean cinema is flourishing. Chan-wook Park and Joon-ho Bong, South Korea’s leading auteurs, have successfully transitioned into the English language with Stoker and Snowpiercer,...
Amy Van Veen and Nick Ubels take a look at what works, what doesn't, what's true to Henson's vision, what's plastered on by Segal's, and everything else that in and about The Muppets