If you can't get on board with this, "Baby Driver" or "Mad Max: Fury Road," then action movies just aren't your thing. "Fallout" is the best MI film yet, which is a major compliment considering how spectacular the last two films were. Christopher McQuarrie has quietly earned himself a spot on the master list of top action directors working today. Even in the film's final set piece--utilizing one of the oldest traditions of the genre--McQuarrie finds ways to put you…
I don't care if it doesn't have little people in whiteface talking backwards or Kyle MacLachlan being cryptic. This is still one of my favorite David Lynch films and I love it! Makes for a wonderful companion piece to "Lucky" for many other reasons that have nothing to do with casting.
Hard to say where it ranks. Definitely up there with the best, though. Is it THE best? Time (and a few more viewings) will tell. It is certainly the "busiest" of all SW films. Every character is either escaping, hiding, planning, fighting, wisecracking, sword-swinging, piloting, plotting, rescuing, screaming, shouting, training, being trained or... meditating. There is a lot going on in this 2.5 hour extravaganza and it's all fun. At times, it can be incredibly moving. One moment that could…
The closest thing you'll get to a spoiler here is that BB-8 sounds nothing like the Spheero toy. Still very cute, though. Okay, there. How's the movie?
As a film critic at this time of year, I am watching tons of award screeners, many of which are incredibly depressing (even if they're great, they're mostly downers). Watching The Force Awakens yesterday, I felt like I was transported back to 1977, when moviegoers were finally treated to something incredibly fun and…