There’s no denying it: you’re excited for Avengers: Infinity War. We all are. But for all the great news that we’ve gotten so far, there are some rumors that could be cause for concern. Rebooting the entire timeline? Dropping in a random Blade cameo? Say it isn’t so Marvel… full article here.
The Academy Awards are almost here, and the debates over who will take home the night’s biggest honors remain as intense as ever. Here are my picks for each of the major categories, broken down into who I think will win, and who I think should win. Fingers crossed for Roger Deakins! Full article here.
Alex Proyas’ Dark City (1998) is one of the great cult films of all time, and LWLies gave me the opportunity to delve into its knotted brilliance just in time for the 20th anniversary. Enjoy, and beware if you haven’t seen the film, for I discuss some major spoilers! Full article here.
In honor the Duo Double Feature Blogathon, I revisit the works of icons Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell. Their chemistry in films, His Kind of Woman (1951) and Macao (1952) lit up the screen like few duos ever have. Full essay here.
The long-awaited Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, focuses too much on the minutiae and too little on the rapper’s compelling life. The result? A bloated, unfortunate mess. Full review here.
With the recent passing of beloved character actor John Heard, I revisit his performance in the 1981 neo-noir Cutter’s Way. As a burned out veteran out for revenge, Heard has never been better. Full essay here.
Jacques Demy’s ability to capture young love, in all its glory and fragility, is what makes The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) such a timeless classic. Read on to learn more about the film’s superb release on the Criterion Collection.
While the reboot of The Mummy performed dismally this year, it did provide an opportunity to revisit the 1999 version in all its campy, action-packed glory. Full essay here.
These renowned heroes have not only died, but died over and over again. Find out which of your favorites made the list.
I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Tuxedo (singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One) about sampling, Death Row, and how they’re keeping the funk alive in the modern day. Full interview here.