This is a good film, with some wonderful elements. Even if it is a bit too indulgent with wackiness, the story and Kurosawa's eloquent use of wide screen are worth repeated viewings.
Spoiler Free Review: "This is an entertaining ride, however inconsequential. "
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.
Star Wars The Last Jedi - 2017 Written and Directed by Rian Johnson Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro After so many movies and so much written and television on the characters and concepts of the force, it was a kind of foregone conclusion that we'd … Continue reading Star Wars The Last Jedi – Listening to old voices with a new ear
What I will do here will amount to more a list than anything. There will be a basic review and a best of and worst of for several facets of each film. I am kind of making it up as I go along, but I am sure this will be no worse than the script for Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie Screenplay by Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Michael Arndt Everyone wants Star Wars to succeed. Heck if I had never seen the first film (Episode IV) at age 7, this blog wouldn't … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens (***1/2) There’s always another weapon
Blade Runner: The Director's Cut - 1992 (1982) Director Ridley Scott Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, M.Emmett Walsh, Edward James Olmos, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy, Brion James, Joe Turkel Screenplay Hampton Fancher, David Peoples based upon the story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick "This was not called execution, it was called retirement." … Continue reading Blade Runner: Director’s Cut it’s not just the effects that aren’t special
Red Tails - 2012 Directed by Anthony Hemingway (w/ George Lucas) Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terence Howard, Ne Yo, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Elijah Kelley, Nate Parker, Lars van Reisen, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Gerald McRaeny, Lee Tergesen, Andre Royo, Marcus T. Paulk Screenplay by John Ridley, Aaron McGruder An essential part of American combat history comes to life with … Continue reading Tuskegee Airmen get a vibrant portrayal in Red Tails