The Coens Squint Against the Infinite with Hail, Caesar! [Review]

Hail, Caesar! is two movies that are really one movie: the Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! that you the viewer are watching, and Capitol Pictures’ troubled prestige picture Hail, Caesar!. The blurred line between the film and the golden age of Hollywood film-within-a-film is immediate and obvious, placed Read More …

Stale Popcorn: Cloverfield (2008)

Film is an entertainment medium that, by its very nature, tends to reward the viewer in rewatch. Sometimes movies even reveal to us how we’ve grown or changed since we last saw them. Our own Max Robinson reassesses old favorites, seasonal classics and the occasional oddball lost under the couch in his monthly Read More …

Tarantino and the Hero’s Journey of Django Unchained

2012’s Django Unchained is the most commercially successful of Quentin Tarantino’s films. A big part of why moviegoers responded to Django so strongly, I think, is that it’s the first time Tarantino opts for more traditional Hero’s Journey storytelling elements. Django Unchained is an homage, Read More …

Stale Popcorn: Die Hard (1988)

Film is an entertainment medium that, by its very nature, tends to reward the viewer in rewatch. Sometimes movies even reveal to us how we’ve grown or changed since we last saw them. Our own Max Robinson reassesses old favorites, seasonal classics and the occasional oddball lost under the couch in his monthly Read More …

Stale Popcorn: Witness (1985)

Film is an entertainment medium that, by its very nature, tends to reward the viewer in rewatch. Sometimes movies even reveal to us how we’ve grown or changed since we last saw them. Our own Max Robinson reassesses old favorites, seasonal classics and the occasional oddball lost under the couch in his monthly Read More …

King on Screen: Creepshow (1982)

It’s October. With Halloween hot on our heels, we thought it appropriate to take a look at legendary horror author Stephen King’s best, worst, and strangest translations from page to screen. Baby, can you dig your man? Creepshow is Stephen King and director George Romero’s love letter to Read More …