Film Misery Movie Marathon – Essays on Star…

In the still-young history of movies, in the last half-century of popular culture, perhaps no work has triggered as much admiration and disdain, as much conversation and consternation, as Star Wars. Ordinarily, that sentence would…

Kong Skull Island

REVIEW: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (2017)

Kong: Skull Island is a crushing disappointment, a film so slipshod, so ill-conceived at nearly every level of filmmaking, it almost seems like a personal affront to those who value entertainment.  Here is a film…

REVIEW: ‘Rogue One’ (2016)

Say what you will about George Lucas’s second Star Wars trilogy, but at least it had a certain affectless charm about it.  The sense of wonder from the first trilogy disappeared, but Lucas tried to…