Category Archive: cinema

Pixar rolls the dice with Onward

Field of Dreams meets Dungeons and Dragons in Pixar’s latest.

The best films of 2019

Over the past year at the movies it got personal.

Crime after crime

A late-career masterwork.

Is Joker a big troll?

We’ve perfected the art of giving things the attention they don’t deserve.

The Walking Deadpan

The Dead Don’t Die is a zany genre trip.

Godzilla remains a political monster

A blockbuster with a political pulse.

Rocketman: a musical desperate to break out

Hold me closer tiny song and dance numbers.

The Poké-Noir of Detective Pikachu

Grounded in a world of cute totem creatures with its buddy cop premise but the sins of video game films lurk.

The End is Inevitable in Avengers: Endgame

A magnificent mortality fable across time.

Shazam! Adventures in Superhero-ing

The DC Comics stable of superheroes have finally found a groove

The Lifestyles of the Rich and Ruthless in All the Money in the World

Greed is good if you’re a Getty.

The Best Films of 2017

This year was exhausting but the films weren’t.

Pig Little Lies

To live in a capitalist culture, you have to live a lie, that’s the gambit of the brilliant Okja.

The gods and monsters of Alien: Covenant

Leverages the franchise’s canon into bold, existential ideas about artificial intelligence and the relationship between gods and monsters; fathers and sons.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Stuck on rewind in space

Vol. 2 has the revelry of the first, but it feels regimented, like a party planner hired to recapture the magic of a spontaneous night out.