Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is a hyper-violent, hilarious, electric, dark fairy tale that revises the history of slavery in a modern, pulp fantasy way. Following in the vein of Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino has taken one of the most painful periods in American history and transformed it into a pop culture ode to the fallen, ultimately […]
I’d like to think my challenge in reviewing Les Miserables is going to be comparable to the challenge faced by Tom Hooper to actually make this movie. I have no real expertise on how to judge musical talent or evaluate costume design other than saying it’s pleasing to the ear or nice to look at, […]
It’s been quite a year for film, hasn’t it? We’ve seen incredible highs, incredible lows, and incredible disappointments. But no matter how you slice it, I think we can call 2012 in film a success. I mean, in a year that features new films from Spielberg, Tarantino, Nolan, P.T Anderson, and Bigelow, how could it […]
A New Photo From Pacific Rim Has No Giant Robots or Killer Monsters, But Hey, There’s Idris Elba Looking Daper in a Suit!
So far at least, Pacific Rim seems to be one of the most “sci-fi” sci-fi films hitting this year. And I say that in a good way—nothing gets me more hot and bothered than giant robots fighting Japanese sea monsters from another dimension. But under that extremely geeky concept there is, apparently, actual people. And a new […]
Top Chef’s eighth episode of the season marked one of its best, giving us more contestant backstory, a little cheftestant drama, and roller derby! That’s right, the elimination challenge was centered around Seattle’s top-notch Rat City Roller Girls and their cheeky, trademark derby names, so this was definitely one of the more fun installments that […]