Didn’t see the entire thing but most of it. It was fun.
I don't know if this "improves" on Ridley Scott's Alien, as that, to me, might be the "better" film, in some ways the more primal and viscerally terrifying and elemental movie. But I had a lot of fun, maybe more fun, with this very exciting, convincing, gripping sequel, which mixes war movie, science fiction, and action movie to become a masterclass of great action filmmaking, the kind that 1980s Hollywood excels at. If Alien had the theme of survival of…
John Wick is truly an amazing film. I just finished watching it around this time and I had one of the great cinematic experiences in my life.
The premise seems to be so simple and virtually clichéd: a retired hitman is pulled back into the business when some evil Russian gangstas kill his dog and steal his classic car.
However, the great thing about Chad Stabelski's and David Lench's rip-roaring action flick is that it takes this simple premise and…
So now my rewatching of Christopher Nolan's epochal The Dark Knight Trilogy has come to an end. Sure, I will have a few more rewatches of this amazing cornerstone in popular Hollywood filmmaking, but experiencing Nolan's achievement again has meant a lot for me.
While The Dark Knight remains the best of the series for its superlative tightness, energetic and smooth style and technical brilliance, The Dark Knight Rises, for all its blemishes, manages to be the grandest and, in…