With an end to the 2017 summer movie season, it’s time to round up my favorite films of this summer. While I was credentialed for both the Chicago Critics Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival, and remotely covered a few films selected for the Flyover Film Festival, I am not including any of those films unless they’ve been released in theaters, video on demand, or Digital HD. I’ll start with the documentaries. I’ve seen…"My Favorite Films of Summer 2017"
Yesterday examined the summer losers. Today, I’m looking at the summer winners at the box office. The first winner over the sumer movie season: Comic Book Movies. This summer saw quite a few comic book films: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man Homecoming. Where many studio films suffered over the summer with the critics, these three films were hits with both the critics and fans alike. Through Labor Day weekend, all…"Summer Winner: Comic Book Movies"
Atomic Blonde is a Cold War version of James Bond if Agent 007 were a kick-ass female. Based on the Oni Press graphic novel series, The Coldest City, David Leitch directs from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad. The action-thriller stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. MI6 Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin at the end of the Cold War in 1989 to…"Atomic Blonde: What if James Bond were a Kick-Ass Female?"