Godzilla: King of the Monsters may feature more of the titular anti-hero but the sequel’s script could have been stronger. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen unable to return due to scheduling conficts, a new family takes over. Monarch scientists Mark (Kyle Chandler) and Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) split up as a result of the San Francisco incident. However, the 2014 incident inspired Emma to revisit the bio-sonar prototype that they previously destroyed. Emma’s plan…"Godzilla: King of the Monsters Is A Letdown"
While the 2014 Godzilla film is meant to serve as the first film in a new MonsterVerse, there’s simply not enough of the monster in action. The film starts off in the Philippines in 1999 where Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) make a surprise discovery. Whatever was awakened made its way to Janjira, Japan. This is where we first meet Joe (Bryan Cranston) and Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche). There’s…"Godzilla: There’s Not Enough"
Lincoln works as well as it does because the Abraham Lincoln biopic chooses to focus on the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Steven Spielberg is one of America’s greatest directors. As such it makes perfect sense for Spielberg to direct a biopic of one of the nation’s greatest presidents. While Tony Kushner’s script could very well focus on Lincoln’s entire life, it would just be too much for one film. Instead, we get a focus…"Lincoln: A Film Worthy of President Abraham Lincoln"
With a captivating performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Fast Color is a female-led superhero thriller that touches on the supernatural in a post-Black Panther world. Fast Color is the second feature film to be directed by Julia Hart. At the core of it, the film is about a family of strong women who have the ability to create things and see the colors while doing so. Unfortunately for Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), she was never able to see…"SXSW 2018: Fast Color: A Post-Black Panther World"