So What’s the Problem with the DCEU Anyway?

Here’s what an epic clusterfuck Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice turned out to be: A few days after the film was released, in the thick of everyone trying to process what the hell Zack Snyder had done, I had an idea that struck me as Read More …

The Book of Henry is a Baffling, Heartwarming Disaster [Review]

I defended Colin Trevorrow and Gregg Hurwitz, man. When the trailer for The Book of Henry first dropped and the rest of my friends were sniggering at its straight-faced absurdity, I was here for it. Mixing genres in weird ways is my shit; as counterproductive as it Read More …

You Have To See This: Hudson Hawk and the Action Hero Box

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

How Boden and Fleck Changes the Game For Marvel Studios and Captain Marvel

If Vegas oddsmakers cared about such things, I don’t think any of them would have even bothered putting Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on the board for Captain Marvel. To be sure, Marvel Studios has a history of making interesting choices when it comes to Read More …

You Have To See This: American Ultra and the Myth of Balance

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

Ghost in the Shell is Lush Spectacle with Little Substance [Review]

If there was nothing else going for Rupert Sanders’ take on Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, I’d probably give it a soft recommend on style points alone. We’ve all cautioned, or have been cautioned, against movies that put style over substance; here, Sanders turns Read More …

You Have To See This: Crazy/Beautiful, Magical Realism, and the Myth of Young Love

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …