Ending a Saga

These past few months have seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Game of Thrones" end in wildly differing fashions: one had strong fan support and the other didn't, one completed character arcs and the other left them open, one featured heroic sacrifice while the other presented backhanded betrayal. How do you end a saga of... Continue Reading →

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“Avengers: Endgame” is a fine finish to the current MCU

At the end of "Avengers: Infinity War", the big question was how would the team get out of this one? They didn't just lose, they were decimated, figuratively and literally. Half the universe gone in a snap. Earth's mightiest heroes are at their lowest point with no way out. Given the stakes and cliffhanger ending,... Continue Reading →

“Isle of Dogs” is a lot of fun

Wes Anderson makes the same movie again and again, just in a different format. For some filmmakers (Tim Burton), the formula has become stale and tedious. For Anderson, with his kinetic style and dry wit, it's still fun for the time being. "Isle of Dogs" tells the story of Atari (Koyu Rankin), a young boy... Continue Reading →

Best Films of 2003

2003 saw the ending of a fantasy saga as well as some great indie films and big-budget animation giants. It was an eclectic year that saw a return to form for directors like Clint Eastwood and the emergence of new greats like Sofia Coppola. Best Film - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of... Continue Reading →

“The Jungle Book” is different enough

Despite the fact that it is a nostalgia-driven marketing endeavor, Disney's latest live-action foray based off one of their animated classics works because it is filled with heart and offers enough in the way of ingenuity. Much like its predecessor, "The Jungle Book" focuses on the young boy Mowgli (Neel Sethi) raised by wolves. When... Continue Reading →

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