Captain America: The Winter Soldier

There is a lot to love in this sequel to the original. It carries forward the story, not just from The First Avenger, but also from the entire movie cycle and TV show. Frankly, on that level it is a thing of beauty. Despite the mixed media spread of the franchise, this is very much … Continue reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The First Avenger

4 years ago Iron Man rewrote the super hero genre in scope and quality and Marvel embarked on one of the most ambitious gambles in cinema… a planned 5 movie cycle culiminating in next year’s The Avengers. Each movie (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America… and, if pushed, Iron Man 2 since its tag leads into Thor) … Continue reading Captain America: The First Avenger


[3 stars] Social media has remade relationships: familial, romantic, and even legal. Not a particularly clever statement nor revealatory, but still true. Disconnect is a cleverly plotted trip through various aspects of that idea. In a bit of nice subtlety, it intertwines several concurrent stories without forcing the combinations. The overall trip feels like a … Continue reading Disconnect

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

[4 stars] At its heart, this is a movie about love. That is also a biopic about the creator of Wonder Woman and his bold choices in a repressed era becomes window dressing. Though, I have to admit, I will never look at Wonder Woman the same way again. Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train), Bella … Continue reading Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Black Panther

[4.5 stars} This last year in film (and the world) has been one of evolution and, in some cases, revolution. With Black Panther, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler (Creed), has managed to both stick to the Marvel vision of super hero mythologies and remake them all at once. Like Wonder Woman (but with a better script), … Continue reading Black Panther