Mad Max: Fury Road

When and How You Can Watch 2015’s Best Movies

When and How You Can Watch 2015’s Best Movies

John’s Top 20: The Hateful Eight “In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.” (In theaters) Carol “An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.” (In theaters) The Big Short “Four denizens of the […]

The Best Films of 2015

The Best Films of 2015

Looking back at my list of the best films of 2014, I led with this statement: “It seems you’re supposed to open your end-of-year favorite films list with an assessment of the movie year as a whole, but I’ve never really been interested in that. Good, bad, or somewhere in between—I have no idea what […]

2016 Oscar Predictions: Round One

2016 Oscar Predictions: Round One

I published my first round of 2016 Oscar predictions today. We don’t know about everything yet, but I think we’re far enough along that it’s not terribly reductive to start looking at 2015’s films through awards-colored glasses. To sum things up succinctly, I’m high on The Hateful Eight. The lack of an obvious front-runner at […]

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Holy shit. Thirty years is a long time to wait for a new installment in a film franchise, but Mad Max: Fury Road overcomes this problem for a variety of reasons. Firstly, director George Miller simply doesn’t care if you’re familiar with what’s come before. He’s also smart enough to forge a […]

The Biggest and Best Movie of the Summer of 2015 Will Be…

The Biggest and Best Movie of the Summer of 2015 Will Be…

Before getting my hopes up too high for this summer’s seemingly promising crop of films, I decided to go back and assess the respective film lineups of the past three summers. 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Amazing […]