The Hitman’s Bodyguard is the Best Action-Comedy of 1991 [Review]

Let me make clear what The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t: it isn’t fresh. It isn’t particularly unique. The story, about a bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who has to escort the assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) who happens to be his archrival to the Hague so he can testify against Read More …

You Have To See This: In Praise of The Big Hit and the Juvenile Thrill

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 …

Atomic Blonde Is a Convoluted Cold War Banger [Review]

Atomic Blonde starts in Berlin, days before the fall of its wall, with MI-6 agent James Gasciogne (Sam Hargrave) being hunted down and executed by KGB agent Yuri Bakhtin (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson). Gasciogne, admitting defeat under the barrel of Bakhtin’s gun, remarks that he always thought he’d Read More …

You Have To See This: Can’t Hardly Wait and the End of Childhood

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 allegedly monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just Read More …

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Joyous Victory Lap for the MCU

I’m of the persuasion that there are basically three types of superhero yarn. The first is the Chosen One, God on Earth, who defends the weak masses from fantastic threats–so, your Superman. The second is the descendent of noir, detective stories, a melodrama that can Read More …

Baby Driver is a Familiar, Full Throttle Mashup Masterpiece [Review]

By Stefano De La Cuesta Baby Driver feels like the movie that filmmaker Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) was born to make. Although only his sixth full length feature in a relatively young career, Baby Driver feels as if it’s Read More …

Guns, Drugs & Energon: Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Michael Bay-lieve it or not, they’re still making Transformers movies! Last week saw the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of the decade old Blockbuster franchise based on some Hasbro toys. Join Max Robinson and Patrick Stinson this week as they brave Read More …

Guns, Drugs & Energon: Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Michael Bay-lieve it or not, they’re still making Transformers movies! Last week saw the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of the decade old Blockbuster franchise based on some Hasbro toys. Join Max Robinson and Patrick Stinson this week as they brave Read More …

Guns, Drugs & Energon: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2009)

Michael Bay-lieve it or not, they’re still making Transformers movies! Last week saw This week sees the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of the decade old Blockbuster franchise based on some Hasbro toys. Join Max Robinson and Patrick Stinson as they brave Read More …

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 …