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  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★★★★

    "Hasta la Victoria, Siempre."

    "I’m asking you to do what I do. I’m asking you to look at all the junk and see the treasure."

    This is the kind of filmmaking I absolutely eat up- big, loud, bombastic, energetic, auteurist to the max... Optimus rides into battle on a fucking three-headed Transformer dragon! The third act of this film may be some of the best big-budget blockbuster filmmaking ever put to screen- the colors, sounds, movement.. it feels as if…

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    (This is from a piece I wrote back in April, I was on vacation and was unable to publish here. I've reposted it because of the Mask of the Phantasm Blu-Ray annoucement today.)

    If you ever want to see a glimpse of eager nostalgia and ardent love from a comic book fan, ask them about Batman: The Animated Series. One of the best animated series ever produced for American television, the show ran from September 1992 to September 1995 under…

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    The honest truth is that it's nowhere near as bold or auteurist as Snyder's BvS, but does that matter when the lead performance is one of the best superhero performances ever and the colors are bright and vibrant and the fight scenes are taken straight from the pages of the comic? At times, the answer to that is yes, it does matter, it matters quite a bit- the middle section of the film especially plays it a bit too safe,…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    1. FUCK
    2. FUCK FUCK
    3. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
    4. Quite literally stood and applauded after the movie ended- I'm home alone, watching it on my television, on Christmas Eve.
    5. At one point I stood up and started cheering because it was blowing my mind how fucking great this was. Just so reaffirming to see a film this good once in a while.
    6. This editing is seamless- several sequences are ones that I would call formally and…