Review:’ X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Simply put, X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men movie to date, and a strong contender for best comic book movie as well. DOFP tackles an iconic comic book and handles it exceedingly well. It’s a daunting storyline, complicated with time travel, multiple casts and exceedingly high expectations, … Continue reading

Film of the Week: ‘My God, We Were So Wrong’ – ‘Prometheus’ Review

There is a moment towards the end of Ridley Scott‘s Alien prequel Prometheus in which a character, searching for the meaning of life and death, is left for dead. In this character’s final existential moment (or, maybe it isn’t . . . you’ll have to see the movie to find … Continue reading

‘Prometheus’: New Trailers and Viral Video

Exciting new previews arrived over the weekend to add to the already tremendous hype surrounding Ridley Scott‘s Alien sort-of-prequel Prometheus. First up is the second official US trailer: Although it’s impossible not to be excited by that one, I can’t help but notice how every action oriented movie has an … Continue reading

‘X-Men’ Writer Wants More Fassbender in Sequel

In an interview with MTV News, X-Men: First Class screenwriter Simon Kinberg expressed his admiration for Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Magneto. He suggested that the character would likely have much more screentime in the next film in the series than he did in First Class (2011) and even offered some general storyline … Continue reading

Matthew Vaughn Signs On for More X-Men

Deadline is reporting that X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn will return to direct the next installment in the franchise. Joining him are producer and director of the original two X-Men films Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg. No news yet on the return of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, … Continue reading

Film of the Week: Haywire

Back in 1999 – it is hard to believe that it’s already been more than a decade – director Steven Soderbergh was in the midst of a career upswing. He rocked the landscape of American independent cinema in 1989 with his award winning, high-grossing art film Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Yet, … Continue reading

Sexual Healing: A Dangerous Method

A brief disclaimer is in order before I follow through here.  I haven’t picked up much psychology reading in quite a while. Essentially, if you’re looking for a scholarly analysis of David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method (2011) from such a context, I am unable to provide it.  The problem with this rather wonderful … Continue reading

Love Is the Drug: Shame

Shortly into Steve McQueen’s Shame (2011), we watch Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a thirty-something, financially-successful New Yorker, stare down a woman sitting across from him.  The woman returns his gaze and begins to silently flirt with him.  She briefly loses control, biting her lower lip as her hands slip into her … Continue reading