What if there’s someone looking at our lives, looking at us as honest in our struggles, and, with all their heart, rooting for us to win? That person could be anyone. But most importantly, it’s us.More
Garreth Edwards’ latest experimental film, “The Creator,” stands as a testament to the increasing accessibility of storytelling through various mediums as technology advances. Edwards took on the challenge of showcasing that remarkable movies can be made using affordable assets, and the result is truly remarkable.
The latest Marvel Studios chapter in the overarching narrative thrives due to the values of simplicity – the ability to be viewer-friendly while acting as a dip into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is reinforced by its non-stop pure adrenaline approach and the creative choice to utilize a no-filler (just killer) mentality, carried by a one hour and 45 minute runtime.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is a cinematic masterpiece that combines exceptional performances with a compelling narrative. Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro deliver strong acting, but it’s Lily Gladstone’s portrayal of Mollie Kyle that truly steals the show.
My exposure to indie films comes primarily through the Oscars, film festivals and the social media accounts that strive to introduce something different to the mainstream world.
Warner Bros and DC Studios have secured and finally acquired the critical summer sleeper they longed all year for. “Blue Beetle” is a visually grand achievement, all brought forth by Director Ángel Manuel Soto, who proudly celebrates the Latino community while creating a memorable experience for everyone centered around the importance of family, exemplifying how our choices shape our character.
Just when we thought the “Fast and the Furious” franchise was about to get over, taking away its family bit with it, “Blue Beetle” comes out of the shadows giving the relationship a beautiful new voice.
Adapting an established Intellectual Property (IP), book or game for the big screen or TV requires a level of dedication and sincerity that few creators can achieve. Understanding the essence of the source material and how it resonates with the audience is key to a successful adaptation. Fortunately, Greta Gerwig’s rendition of Barbie is a shining example of this, avoiding the pitfalls that often plague such experiments.
“Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” is perfect in every way, and it’s due to its unlimited supply of creativity. It’s visually stunning, rich in detail, expressive in narrative and a pure cinematic achievement.
As the DCEU comes to an end, “The Flash” offers its own adaptation of the “Flashpoint Paradox,” attempting to stay faithful to the original story while also serving as a farewell to the now sad said universe.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” remake is extraordinary. Its beauty is weaved around its greatest strength—the essence of humanity—bringing forth a sense of maturity while elevating what made the original animation unique.
Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3” is subtly perfect, reinforced by the heart and humanity of found family, coming to terms with oneself, and the value of closure.