Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

The sequel to 2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service is hardly more than a ritualistic exercise in the law of diminishing returns. Matthew Vaughn returns to direct, delivering a second entry guilty of nearly every violation for which subpar sequels are known. Formula is favored over invention, gags are recycled, and characterization is ignored. With a star-studded... Continue Reading →

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. French film director Luc Besson’s sci-fi spectacle Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is his most expensive, and riskiest production yet. With a bewildering deep mythology, and problematic casting eclipsed by garish special effects, this French comic adaptation faces a difficult road winning the property... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

I never would have believed it, but Sony Pictures has successfully sold me on a new Spider-Man. Considering the newest incarnation of the web-crawler is the third manifestation of the character in only 15 years, the proficiency with which Marvel has succeeded with this reboot is a profound feat that is not to be ignored.... Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman Review

After two pitiful entries in the DC Extended Universe, fans of the brand will be thrilled to find Wonder Woman’s origins film is a rousing success. The latest franchise installment restores the series to the high standard set with Man of Steel, and secures a stronger foothold for DC in their objective to compete with Marvel.... Continue Reading →

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