Okay, say what you will about the prequel trilogy: it’s long, it’s self-indulgent, it’s a baroque mess of green screen madness and confusing political mumbo jumbo. But for all its faults, George Lucas actually gave us some incredibly cool new characters for the Star Wars canon. And we’re not talking about Watto.
Take this as you will: Todd Phillips’ Joker is exactly the kind of movie the Clown Prince of Crime would have wanted. Vicious, dangerous, transcendent, it’s the boldest and most shattering addition to the comic cinema canon since The Dark Knight.
Pokémon‘s popularity isn’t just confined to video games. So popular is the storied franchise, in fact, that real-world stores specializing purely in selling goods adorned with Pikachu’s adorable face exist in nearly every continent.
Roulette is no accident the queen of gambling. Without it, it is difficult to imagine a modern online and offline casino. To solve the secrets of this game is trying to more than one generation of fans of gambling entertainment. Despite the rapid development of science and technology, many users, seeking to win, trust the …
By and large, I don’t really give a single flying fuck about famous acting families. A lot of them, I think the world would be happier without. The Baldwins are a good example of that thought.
There’s a palate-cleansing lucidity and sobriety to this interesting movie, a narrative triptych, showing three intimate scenes of English (and German) life, from 1944, 1982 and 1996: snapshots of home-front life influenced by war, notionally separate scenarios but interconnected by an unstressed generational thread.
Ryan Gosling (1)- Gosling’s addition of First Man is enough to keep him here. It’s not one of the best performances of the year—but it’s solid, and the other heavy-hitters, DiCaprio, DDL can’t overtake him as they didn’t work. Even Bale’s achievement in Vice, though it’s superior to Goslings, isn’t in a great film either.
Emma Stone (1)- Stone would be number one on this list if we combined both male and female and it feels like it’s been a long time since you could say that. In the past five years she’s been dazzling in three masterpieces (Birdman, La La Land, and now The Favourite). That’s two more than any other actress …
As a lovely 2015 documentary made clear, Toshiro Mifune ranks high on the icons of cool. At the same time, referring to him as such is far from the whole story. Although he never quite achieved a level of success in American films that he gained in his native Japan, Mifune remains one of the most recognizable …
The low-budget rebel odyssey shook the foundations of Hollywood, ushered in a new era and launched a movie star.