Released two years after Chadwick Boseman’s passing, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” serves as both a moving tribute to the late actor and a masterclass in how to grieve our departed loved ones without letting those emotions control us.More
After decades of struggling between a realistic setting with films like Christopher Nolan’s the Dark knight trilogy, “Watchmen,” Zack Snyder’s Superman trilogy, Matt Reeves’ Batman universe, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” and Marvel formulated camps like “Aquaman,” Alan Smithe’s “Suicide Squad” and R rated flicks like “Birds of Prey” and “The Suicide Squad,” DC has finally shifted it’s path and ushered towards a new era of fictional universe with the first film of phase 1 — “Black Adam.”
Director Jaume Collet-Serra showcases the morality of our favorite heroes while peeling back the sorrow-stricken pain of Black Adam, who has never been given his chance to shine until now. Most notably, the film works its best when every character is given a choice while traversing the gray confinement of good and evil.
Ayan Mukerji is among the big names in mainstream Bollywood, despite having only two films to his name prior to Brahmastra. Both have received critical acclaim and are popular with audiences. His directorial debut, “Wake up Sid,” cemented his place in Bollywood by demonstrating his ability to create characters with dreams and ambitions, as well as the perfect emotional setting.
In a way, the film is a reminder to look around and recognize the balance of strength and companionship in the presence of the allure of friends, loved ones, or our animals that can always understand the range of emotions slowly escaping our subconscious.
In the spring season finale of Good Trouble Season 4 Episode 9, “That’s me in the Spotlight,” in the opening black and white sequence, we see scenes that tease what might happen by the end of the episode. And we saw moments of climax and bravery for every character. Halfway through season four, each character has a set of new problems introduced, and as with every finale, there’s always a cliffhanger that leaves us in suspense.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is a simple taste of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) could offer going forward by letting directors find solace in their creative landscapes. I’m hoping Marvel continues to take chances and reap the rewards.
Robert Eggers tends to make movies that aren’t exactly for all audiences. His first movie “The Witch” is a slow burn that takes place in the early colonization of New England, with dialogue that is very accurate to the time. His next movie, “The Lighthouse,” while being darkly funny and showcasing great performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, still has a relatively slow plot and not easily discernible language. “The Northman” is his first movie that pleases both the cinephile and the action-hungry audience members.
For eight seasons, the groundbreaking, Emmy Award–nominated comedy series “black-ish” was lauded for telling stories that shined a light on current events through the lens of a Black American family.
Creating something is a difficult task. Maintaining it is even more difficult, especially when it comes to long running film franchises and shows. Their inception would be S Tier but gradually would end up being just some random forgettable thing.
The 18th episode of “Young Justice: Phantoms” was another fantastic chapter in the HBO Max original series. Check out my spoiler free review (above) and complete spoiler-filled recap and analysis (below).
“Sonic The Hedgehog 2” is everything that a sequel should always strive for. “Sonic 2” did just that with the principle of hitting the ground running while fleshing out the story to feel expansive, committing to world-building, introducing the established lore without bogging down the narrative of the film, and compromising the spirit of the franchise.
“The Adam Project” is a love letter to timeless classics, such as Steven Spielberg’s “ET” and Robert Zemeckis’s “Back To The Future,” while rekindling the childhood aspiration of being called to adventure through narratives and tales of fictional imagination centered around diamond absolutes and leaves one wondering if your future is the one you truly envision.