A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a Spielberg film which is Kubrickian in origin, marks its 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2001. David (Haley Joel Osment) is a prototype child robot or a Mecha, if you will. He’s been programmed to love unconditionally–this includes Monica (Frances O’Connor). There are all sorts of Mechas and they’re jobs are to make human lives easier. Unfortunately, this also means humans are out of a job. When David’s family comes…"A.I. Artificial Intelligence Marks 20th Anniversary"
Gangs of New York may have a lot to enjoy about the film but at the end of the day, it is a flawed epic and well short of being a masterpiece. In many ways, this is the history of New York City according to Martin Scorsese. The script itself is based on Herbert Asbury’s The Gangs of New York. However, it gets an original screenplay nomination because they drift so far from the book’s…"Gangs of New York Is A Flawed Epic"
Taking us back to the days of the Old West, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is another classic from the minds of the Coen Brothers. The Western is one of the oldest genres in the book but it always makes for interesting material. Even when we think that every possible scenario has been exhausted, someone comes about with a fresh take. This is what the Coens do and they do it so well, I must…"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Another Coen Classic"
With the life lessons it offers, Paddington 2 is a film that should probably belong in every movie collection. With Paddington’s Aunt Lucy marking her 100th birthday, he wants to get her the best present possible. This comes in the form of a pop-up book discovered in Mr. Gruber’s shop. In order to afford it, Paddington takes on a series of jobs to get the money…or at least tries to, anyway. It’s only when Phoenix…"Paddington 2 is A Must-Own Film"