REview: Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) was–somewhat deservedly–the subject of much opprobrium for The Last Jedi from many in the fan community and Knives Out is the followup. And…it’s a good movie, though not without problems; the greatest being that Johnson thinks he’s much more clever than he really is. There are two instances in particular–one of […]

Is Star Wars Too Massive To Fail?

No franchise is too big to fail, though typically a decline–the same logic applies to whether we’re discussing movie franchises or nations– comes before a fall. And that’s important because if you pay attention to the signs you may be able to delay or even avert a worse-case scenario. The Last Jedi is taking a […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Teaser Trailer

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released a few hours ago, and looks… like a Star Wars movie. Which is stating the obvious, though it also reveals a problem.  The last Star Wars movie, Rogue One, was what you get when you take Star Wars and remove the wonder, heart and engaging characters that […]

Latest ‘Looper’ Trailer

Not quite sure how I feel about Rian Johnson’s “Looper.” Time travel in movies, like great power, must be used responsibly.  In most films that is often not the case, since they tend to bend or break rules they have already established as soon as the plot finds them inconvenient. That being said, I am […]

‘Looper’ Trailer

Rian Johnson‘s followup to”The Brothers Bloom” has arrived, and it appears–for a movie that revolves around time travel–to be surprisingly light on special effects. Time travel movies, those that attempt to be faithful to the possibility, are oftentimes too mired in the science to be very entertaining. A fate suffered by 2004’s Primer; though when […]