Solo: A Star Wars Story (*1/2) is a bad bet

The trick about #Solo is that there are no tricks. There are no moments where you say "Wow, how'd they think of that?" because you know the writers and director never really thought of it, they just incorporated the thoughts of Lucas and company 41 years ago.

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Stoker: People disappear all the time

Stoker - 2013 Director Park Chan-Wook Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville, Ralph Brown, Judith Godrèche Written by Wentworth Miller This is Mia Wasikowska.  She is beautiful, innocent, haunted, playful.  She is hiding in plain sight.  When one thinks they have her character is the moment they could not be … Continue reading Stoker: People disappear all the time

Beautiful Creatures is a sterile experience

Beautiful Creatures - 2013 Written and Directed by Richard LaGravenese Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson Based on the book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl First things first.  I hate the accent applied by Ehrenreich.  Normally bad accents don't serve as much of a distraction, but this one … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures is a sterile experience