Taika Waititi, the director of the latest Thor film, “Thor: Ragnarok,” has happily breathed new life into this character by embracing the grandiose style of a classic superhero epic.
Taken as a whole, "Thor: Ragnarok" charts a different plot and character trajectory from the existing canon of MCU films.
"It" - based on a novel by Stephen King - has become the shining star in 2017’s annual Hollywood Halloween box office sweepstakes.
There’s a reason why Darren Aronofsky’s latest film bombed spectacularly at the box office. Movie audiences have reached “peak nihilism” and are tired of it.
“Atomic Blonde” is very much influenced by how stuntmen are conditioned to view action as a process, which fits nicely with Charlize Theron’s unique skill sets.
The resolution shown by English civilians piloting their small craft across the English Channel inspired the Allies to confront Germany’s military machine anew.
Is the new Spider-Man flick about Peter Parker and his surprising new powers? Or is it nothing more than a Tony Stark-MCU sideshow?
“Baby Driver” is in some ways an audiophile’s perspective on life as reimagined in a visual format.
Warner Brothers storytellers, director Patty Jenkins get it right in near-perfect cinematic launch of Princess Diana, one of DC's most enduring superheroes
Introduced in the 1940s as a “progressive” counterpart to Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman has endured as a major superhero character ever since. (Pt. 1 of 2)
Ridley Scott’s visual and symbolic storytelling achieves a new peak. But is that enough to hold audience interest and move the “Alien” franchise ahead?
Goofy “Guardians” humor saves the action film genre from an impending excess of High Seriousness. ("Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2" movie review: Part 1 of 2)
Starring Keanu Reeves, Wick’s latest adventure solidifies both the character and franchise’s action film credentials with a nod toward B-movie ideals. Laurence Fishburne also stars.
Starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival” focuses on a novel concept involving the juncture of time and language.
Slowly rolled out around the turn of this year, “La La Land” as a revival of the film musical isn’t perfect. But it seems to be touching a 21st century nostalgia chord.
Jeff Nichols’ deeply introspective film "Loving" moves beyond a landmark 1960s Civil Rights case and gets up close and personal with the human beings at its heart.
“Dr. Strange” offers the most imaginative and astounding visuals yet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the characters and mythology often lack depth.
“Moonlight” is a sensitive, often beautiful meditation on the complex and confusing life experiences of its gay, conflicted central character, Chiron.
Starring Ben Affleck, this complex study of a functioning autistic anti-hero morphs into an unexpectedly tense action thriller loaded with memorable characters.
Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” is never coy about what it wants to accomplish. But this well wrought tale of an American hero stumbles when the NTSB enters the room.