In Avengers: Endgame the year 2019 produced the top-grossing film of all-time. It’s not fluke that the final chapter in Marvel’s Avengers is also this reviewer’s top film of 2019. And in no particular order this article includes four additional standouts films and performances for 2019.
I am as big a champion of the villain’s story being told as you could hope to find. My academic research and vast collection of Evil Queen memorabilia can attest to this. It stands to reason then that the first standalone film for Batman’s greatest nemesis, The Joker, would be a thrilling prospect. Unfortunately, Joker…… Continue reading Film Review: The Joker
In a cinematic world currently churning out remakes and sequels at a frightening rate the premise of Yesterday is pleasingly original: What would the world be like without The Beatles? The sad and inconceivable reality is that there are many people who have never heard of the Beatles and who are completely oblivious to just…… Continue reading Film Review: Yesterday
Michael Dougherty’s 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (GKOTM) is the much-anticipated sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film, Godzilla, and joins the Warner Bros’ MonsterVerse collection of films. GKOTM introduces three new monsters to the franchise, namely Rodan, Mothra and Gidora, which are well-known characters from the Toho kaiju universe. GKOTM engages the audience…… Continue reading Film Review: Godzilla 2019
Often times we look for deeper meaning in films. What is the philosophical significance of it and what impact will it have on you as a person. But not all films are made to evoke such thought-provoking examinations. Some, like The Hustle, are simply a bit of escapism wrapped up in an honest-to-goodness comedy. There…… Continue reading Film Review: The Hustle
Avengers: Endgame has ensured that a ten year journey has come to an end with a film so emotive and impactful that it will be spoken about, in reverence, for some time to come.
Of late there is no denying that Marvel has been killing it. Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War were rightfully well received and celebrated for just how astoundingly good comic book films can be when they are done right. Heck, Black Panther picked up three Oscars and simultaneously sparked powerful discussions on societal issues and…… Continue reading Film Review: Captain Marvel
Glass is the final part of M. Night Shyamalan’s “superhero” trilogy and was preceeded by 2016’s Split and 2000 Unbreakable. The central plot revolves around three “ordinary” men who each believe they have special abilities thus making them superheroes.
In no particular order, and from no specific genre, here are five performances that stood out in 2018.
As Bert bid Mary Poppins “farewell for now” there would have been many over the ensuing decades that wished for the return of the mercurial nanny. Some fifty-four years later that wish has been granted with Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns. From the first moment there was an inkling that the famed nanny could be…… Continue reading Film Review: Mary Poppins Returns