Our most honored films are Roma (five awards), The Favourite (four awards), and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (three awards).
Rami Malek brings warmth, humor, and a down-to-earth humanity to the larger-than-life Freddie Mercury. But it is the power of Queen’s music — the rousing good cheer, its sheer rock ’n’ roll joy — that fills up this pure brash entertainment.
About precisely nothing other than pure pulp comic-book soap-opera rigmarole, overshadowed by clichés, implausibilities, and missed opportunities.
Jennifer Lawrence’s complex antagonist and lots of female mutants make for a respectable showing, particularly for the genre. [This post is not behind the paywall.]
With its time-twisting plot, sci-fi soapiness, powerful humanism, and to-die-for cast, this is the summer blockbuster done with elegance and heart.
Keeps trying to fly off into potentially fascinating directions and then getting yanked back into a mushy mediocrity…
I guess we’re in for a slew of “reimagined fairy tale” flicks.
Let’s get our geek on for the coming year!
A few shoulds off the top of my head: Bryan Singer. Brad Bird. Christopher Nolan. Joss Whedon. A few should-nots: Brett Ratner. Michael Bay.
Have you heard? Universal has signed Bryan Singer — of Valkyrie, X-Men, and The Usual Suspects fame — to produce and direct a Battlestar Galactica feature film. I wrote a bit about my thoughts on this prospect yesterday over at Film.com. The gist: I don’t see how this can end up as anything other than … more…