Detroit

I loved Kathryn Bigelow’s films long before she received an Oscar: Near Dark, Blue Steel, Point Break, Strange Days, K-19: The Widowmaker. I was not into The Hurt Locker, but she regained my favor with Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow’s films generally focus on one main Read More …

Maudie

I trust Sally Hawkins. She starred in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky. She takes characters that others see as odd and makes them real. In another actor’s hands, her roles could turn exploitive or cliché. She shows us the corners of her characters’ minds and wordlessly communicates Read More …

Wonder Woman

The DC Extended Universe has finally given the world a solid film with its fourth installment, Wonder Woman, but in Marvel Cinematic Universe terms, it ranks just above Captain America: The First Avenger as a conventional superhero origin story. Considering that Captain America standalone movies Read More …