10 Details from the WW84 Trailer – Breakdown

Patty Jenkins' 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman reinvigorated the DCEU after dismal entries like BvS: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016) all but killed the franchise before it could get through its first act. Thankfully, Jenkins delivered a home run with the surprisingly well-made revival of the Princess of Themyscira. A sequel was… Continue reading 10 Details from the WW84 Trailer – Breakdown

Perfect Blue (1997) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Perfect Blue (1997) is a Japanese psychological thriller anime film directed by the late Satoshi Kon, who's known for his animated works that explore themes such as voyeurism, performance, and reality to comment on society and the human psyche. The director would go on to direct other renowned anime films such as Millennium Actress (2001),… Continue reading Perfect Blue (1997) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review [Spoilers]

The Terminator franchise has had some hits and misses in its 35 years. And besides the first two, they’ve mostly been misses. But it looks to turn that around with Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), which is also known as Terminator 3: The Third Try, We Hope We Get It Right This Time. As the sixth installation to the… Continue reading Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review [Spoilers]

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) Review and Analysis

The latest addition of the DC Animated Universe, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) continues the continuity that began with Justice League: War (2014). The animated direct-to-video film is directed by Sam Liu, who directed multiple another animated films for the studio as well as animated films for Marvel. Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage, Men in Black II)… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) Review and Analysis

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Background: © Lucasfilm Ltd. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is a personal favorite - easily one of my top ten favorite films of all time. It's something that I like watching every now and then to get that "feel good" vibe after a bad week or a sick day. It's wish fulfillment at its… Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Iron Man: The Beginnings of a Universe – Learning with Pop Culture

About a decade ago, a studio on the brink of collapse decided to make the brave move of producing a film that they knew was a hit or miss. This studio had never independently produced a film before, but they were ready to take a chance on the combined efforts of a comedy director, an… Continue reading Iron Man: The Beginnings of a Universe – Learning with Pop Culture

Casino (1995) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Background: © Universal Pictures Based on the lives of real-life mob associate and casino executive Frank Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese directs this 1995 epic crime film starring actor Robert de Niro (Heat, Cape Fear), who has worked with the director eight times before and will continue to work with him two more times after. Alongside De… Continue reading Casino (1995) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and The Illusion of Freewill – Learning with Pop Culture

SPOILER WARNING FOR THE FILM! GO WATCH IT AND THEN COME BACK. The British anthology series Black Mirror has been a critical success since its premiere back in 2011 thanks, in no small part, to the dozens of genius directors, screenwriters, and actors that have brought to life the mind-bending stories we've come to enjoy… Continue reading Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and The Illusion of Freewill – Learning with Pop Culture