Today's blockbusters are big budget franchises that only set up the next one in a series. They're filled with characters giving expository explanations, tame action scenes that would be bloody in any other film, and unfunny moments. They're also visually dull and pay homage to the great films that came before them.
Mad Max: Fury Road is the antidote to that. The fourth in the legendary franchise from George Miller, Fury Road is a throwback to the classic films and…
(Let's see If I can go through this whole interview without mentioning a 1968 science fiction masterpiece by name.)
Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious directors working today in Hollywood. His themes are ambitious. His stories are ambitious. His vision is ambitious Hell, even his tracking shots are ambitious. After a while though, his films could start to feel the same. What makes Interstellar stand out from his other films is the (not so strong) emotional journey.
I remember watching The Exorcist with my parents one night. I said we should turn out the lights and they begged me not to do it. I imagine one day my kids and I will watch The Babadook and try to turn off the lights. I'll beg them not to. In fact, I think I'll go turn on every light on in the house. Even in rooms I'm not in. That's how unnerving this film is.
A single mother raises…