Marvel Studios is not to blame for the changing cinema landscape but there is certainly a problem with the current way in which we view movies. Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has made some interesting comments while promoting The Irishman. Other filmmakers came to his defense when it came to what is and isn’t cinema. Some other filmmakers decided to call him out. It wasn’t until he expanded on his comments in the New York Times…"Cinema: Martin Scorsese, Marvel, and Indie Film"
The Irishman utilizes current de-aging technology but the film is another epic masterpiece in filmmaking from Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Netflix may have released Roma last year but The Irishman is its biggest test yet. With a legendary filmmaker at the helm, it shows that Netflix isn’t playing around. Scorsese is a legend in the industry–this goes without saying. The only question now is will those among the old guard consider this film during awards…"The Irishman: Another Martin Scorsese Masterpiece"
Eddie Murphy is back in classic form with the release of Dolemite Is My Name whether or not it is intended to serve as a comeback vehicle. What you should probably know going into the film is that Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) decided to change up his comedy/music career because of Rico, a homeless man. When the film starts out, Moore is working at Dolphin’s of Hollywood and begging a DJ (Snoop Dogg) to…"Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy Is Back"
Between Two Ferns: The Movie stretches out the Funny or Die series into a feature-length film while losing most of the humor in the process. Listen, it gives me no happiness to pan Between Two Ferns: The Movie. Trust me–panning this film is like a huge punch in the gut. I have nothing but the greatest respect for all those involved in the production. Between Two Ferns worked so well online because the interviews were…"Between Two Ferns: The Movie Doesn’t Hit The Mark"
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese allows us to revisit some of our nation’s best poets during the height of their prime. It’s a blast to the past as we travel all the way back in a time machine to 1975. This is when Bob Dylan starts to put together this musical revue. What better way than to celebrate America’s bicentennial birthday than by showcasing some of the best musicians that…"Rolling Thunder Revue – A Bob Dylan Story"
Originally premiering in Toronto, Unicorn Store makes for an impressive debut for actress-turned-first-time filmmaker Brie Larson. If you’ve seen Captain Marvel, you already know that Larson commands great chemistry with Samuel L. Jackson. When you see this film, you know why. It’s as if the two have them have continued from where they left off. Clearly, the two of them are not playing Carol Danvers and Nick Fury in this film. Nor is this a…"Unicorn Store: Brie Larson’s Directorial Debut"
The Highwaymen tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde but from a different point of view as this film follows the detectives that brought them to justice. The Blind Side‘s John Lee Hooker takes us back to a different time when Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) are forced out of retirement. The reason? Having to chase down a pair of folks named Bonnie (Emily Brobst) and Clyde (Ed Bossert). Hamer…"The Highwaymen doesn’t rise up"
Triple Frontier takes us to the Brazilian jungle as a a group of former Special Forces soldiers team up together for one last mission together. As the film starts, Santiago “Pope” Garcia (Oscar Isaac) is working with police in Brazil to take down Gabriel Martin Lorea. He soon learns information from Yovanna (Adria Arjona) that Lorea never leaves his money. After one mission fails, the first thing Pope does is track down William “Ironhead” Miller (Charlie Hunnam). …"Triple Frontier: J.C. Chandor Can’t Miss"
Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg is taking his battle against Netflix all the way to The Academy when the next board meeting takes place in April. Without Steven Spielberg, I would never have developed an interest in film. I’ve already written about this in an article on Jurassic Park in 2017. It still kills me that I was’t able to be in the same theater as him during SXSW last year because of certain reasons. I…"Steven Spielberg, Netflix, and The Academy"
The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies by Ben Fritz likens the current era of Hollywood to the end of silent film and the studio system. The minute that Netflix decided to pursue original content is the moment that changed things. For better or worse, Netflix is a player and they’re far from the only content provider from the streaming world. They’re joined by both Amazon and Hulu as well. When we…"The Big Picture by Ben Fritz: A Must-Read Book"