High-Rise is a visual commentary on the natural conflict between different classes, with Tom Hiddleston's character, Robert Laing, serving as the intermediary middle class, while Luke Evan's Wilder serves as the lower class and Jeremy Irons's Royal serves as the upper class. For the first hour, it builds upon the different characters, and while the narrative doesn't follow a cohesive pattern or structure, it remains interesting and inticing visually and audibly. The second half is a little stranger, as the…
Captain America: Civil War is the best Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date. Featuring the most superheroes onscreen yet, this film marks the Russo brothers' second Captain America film, and it's a massive improvement upon the surprisingly great Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In this installment, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark clash over a United Nations agreement that states that superheroes, or vigilantes as the UN dubs them, must be moderated by a panel of international judges, and that they…
Green Room is a masterpiece of violence and anger. Showing his innate potential as a thriller director with 2013's surprisingly poignant Blue Ruin, Jeremy Saulnier proves that he can manufacture a great film with well known actors and with a greater sense of identity this time around.
Good writers write what they know, and I can tell as a former metalhead kid in high school that Saulnier knows the punk/metal scene and the inherent beauty that may not necessarily be…
There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.