Aaron Sorkin Turns ‘Molly’s Game’ into the Cinemax Version of His Work

On paper, a match between Molly Bloom and Aaron Sorkin and is perfect. They’re both slick operators who hail from the bottom of over achieving families, they are both seeming meticulous and simultaneously prone to getting suddenly sloppy, and they both seemingly suffer soundly from inferiority complexes. Of course it’s nothing new to report that Molly’s Game…

REVIEW: The Pricey, Oversized, and Slightly Tense ‘All The Money In The World’ is the kind of film J. Paul Getty would have made

Director: Ridley Scott (Alien Covenant, The Martian, American Gangster) Writer: David Scarpa (The Last Castle, The Day the Earth Stood Still [2008]) Based on the book “Painfully Rich” by John Pearson Starring: Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, and Charlie Plummer. Plot: After the grandson of the richest man in the history of the world is kidnapped…

The Shifting Audience of Gamers

Intro: Who “Gamers” are, and who we thought they were has changed. As Will Hume from FilmGamer.com demonstrates via storytelling and analysis, the most recent available data shows how accessible games have become over the years and who they now play to directly and indirectly. From the Gamer culture to the Canadian economy and back…

“American Assassin” Mini-REVIEW

Is the Assassin film to easy to do correctly? Staking a rare spot in between Jason Bourne, and James Bond, the former 24 Jack Bauer director Michael Cuesta gives an update to the lucrative secret agent formula. The problem is that the film doesn’t go all in on its premise of a hardline assassin’s impact…

“The Spoils of War” Game of Thrones S7E4 ‘Review’

I long for what a more nihilistic George R.R. Martin script would have done for this episode. The author whose work on which the show was based wrote an episode for the first four seasons and afterwards tended to focus on the sixth book The Winds of Winter instead. Here his absence is felt in two…

Killer Queen ‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

Director: David Leitch (Co-Director of John Wick/ Upcoming Deadpool 2) I often forget how much less film-versed other guys who watch movies and comment on the internet are than me. The top YouTube/ Facebook comments on this film tend to be guys complaining about one of three things. The first is how the movie is a failed…

Christopher Nolan Directs to His Limit in ‘Dunkirk’

It is poetic that in Christopher Nolan’s tenth feature film, about defeat and evacuation that the director has finally writ large and conceded to his weaknesses as a filmmaker. A point showing how far he has come as a director, continuing to advance beyond such classics as Memento, my personally favourite film and The Dark Knight, one of the…

The occasionally fun hit & miss ‘Valerian’ makes for a bumpy ride

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a watchable and entertaining film, even quite memorable in parts but its style pushes the subjectivity of taste on the audience. There are very many appealing things in the movie, sci-fi aesthetics, 3D extravaganza, attractive babes, romance action suspense and mythology and how the movie applies those…

War (for the Planet of the Apes)! What is it Good For?!

Often with decent directors it can take a few movies to figure out their style. For what we know from Matt Reeves previous three films Cloverfield, Let Me In, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and his latest follow-up War for the Planet of the Apes is that he often films behind the action. With a methodically…