Category: Cinema

Pointless Rivalries

In a recent interview, Christopher Nolan’s Batman director of photography had some harsh words for the Avengers film. To go a bit verbatim here, What’s really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story. I thought The Avengers was an appalling film. They’d shoot from some odd angle and I’d think, why is the camera… Read more →

There is a Third Hobbit Movie, They Say

Just about a week or so ago Peter Jackson confirmed via Facebook that there will indeed be a third Hobbit movie. This has left people scratching their heads and wondering why a book a fourth of the size of LOTR warrants “equal time” in cinematic adaptation. For those who are interested in the defense of such a move, there is… Read more →

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises

I saw The Dark Knight Rises at midnight, opening night. I have not written a review until now because I wanted to meditate on the film and gather my thoughts. Typically it takes at least 24 hours for the initial “wow” to settle down into a fuller opinion of the film. Alas, this was the weakest of Nolan’s trilogy, and… Read more →

Film Review: Underworld: Awakening

It is safe to say that Underworld: Awakening is the fourth best installment in the Underworld franchise. Which is the nice way of saying it was the worst. This is an unfortunate occurrence because I really wanted to like it. The trailers looked decent and had the principle cast back (by this, I mean Kate Beckinsale). And chief among its positives was… Read more →