Marvel Studios’ What If…? strongly delivers as the animated series arrives on Disney+ for nine consecutive days of streaming fun. The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) is back along with a number of fan favorites. The second season is full of new stories but a few returning characters from the first season are back along for the ride. There are not many universes in which Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) exists but sure enough, The Watcher follows through…"What If…? Season 2 Delivers In 9-Day Disney+ Event Series"
American Fiction is not just one of the best comedies this year but Cord Jefferson’s feature debut is one of the best films of the year. Jefferson’s script is based on the novel, Erasure, by Percival Everett. I learned during the exclusive Critics Choice Association press conference that Jefferson also incorporates his own experiences into the script. In any event, the novel is over two decades old but painfully still relevant today. Jefferson asks some…"American Fiction: One of the Best Films of 2023"
A new Netflix film, Rustin, introduces the mostly forgotten Civil Rights leader/organizer Bayard Rustin to a new generation. When they were choosing the dates for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Rustin (Colman Domingo) played a key role in the choosing the dates. The initial planning was for a two-day event but it later turned into a single day event. However, Rustin advocated against holding it on Friday so that Jews could attend.…"Rustin Introduces Bayard Rustin to a New Generation"
Wes Anderson has done it again with his newest ensemble comedy, Asteroid City, releasing in theaters following its Cannes premiere. Anderson is one of those filmmakers that you either love or you don’t. I had an enjoyable enough time that I look forward to diving into the bonus features for the home release. Anyway, Anderson takes the audience to a fictional city in the American Southwest in 1955. To say that it is a small…"Asteroid City Is A Classic Wes Anderson Film"
Documentary filmmaker Sam Pollard hits a slam dunk with a two-part documentary, Bill Russell: Legend, about the NBA great. Russell wasn’t just a legend with the Boston Celtics on the court. Off the court, he was an activist in the Civil Rights movement. Russell spoke out against segregation. He joined a number of Black athletes in showing solidarity with the late Muhammad Ali when the boxer chose not to fight in the Vietnam War. The…"Bill Russell: Legend Profiles Boston Celtics Great"
Following its theatrical release, The Batman is now available for audiences to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. The film is already available on Digital and streaming on HBO Max. Robert Pattinson stars as The Dark Knight as Matt Reeves takes on The Batman in a new epic masterpiece to grace the big screen. Let’s start with the most important thing first. There is not a mid-credits scene. However, the film contains…"The Batman Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD"
There was no need for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay to be split into two different films if only to rake in more money at the box office. I’m reviewing both of these films together because I see zero way in which I can review them otherwise. While telling the story in two parts, it is still one comprehensive story. This splitting of films is nothing more than a cash grab no matter how you look…"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2"
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second film of the thrilling series based on the Suzanne Collins novels to hit the big screen. Much like the first film, the second film brings justice to the book. Yes, there are changes from the book but they work in the long-term. Mind you, it’s been just over a decade since reading the books but I jotted down some notes upon the film’s release. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer…"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Robert Pattinson stars as The Dark Knight as Matt Reeves takes on The Batman in a new epic masterpiece to grace the big screen. Let’s start with the most important thing first. There is not a mid-credits scene. However, the film contains an end-credits tag. Pattinson crushes it in the role. I know that many people weren’t sure what to make of his casting given the Twilight background. If you’ve seen Good Time, Damsel, and…"The Batman Is An Epic Masterpiece"
Lincoln’s Dilemma is a four-part documentary series now streaming on Apple TV+ and based on Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. “Before the Civil War, the states were all separate. People used to say ‘United States are.’ Wasn’t until the war ended, people started saying ‘The United States is.’ Under Lincoln, we became one nation.” – Benjamin Franklin Gates, National Treasure: Book of Secrets There certainly have been no shortage of films, documentaries, and books…"Lincoln’s Dilemma Explores Abraham Lincoln"