Shane Black

The Nice Guys Review

The Nice Guys Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) After a delightful foray into the world of Marvel, writer-director Shane Black has returned to the world of buddy cop movies with The Nice Guys. Well, Holland French (Ryan Gosling) and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) aren’t cops — one’s a private eye, the other basically a tough guy for hire. They aren’t […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 7

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 7

John and Max are exploring the films of Shane Black in the latest episode of the podcast, including his new feature The Nice Guys. Disagreements are the name of the game this week. They also discuss the 50th anniversary screening of Persona, the wrap up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the Beauty and the […]

Iron Man 3 Review

Iron Man 3 Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Whatever Marvel movie followed The Avengers was going to struggle to overcome the scaling back that, in this franchise’s very particular case, was unavoidable. Marvel movies, for better or worse, never take place in a vacuum, and for four years and five films, this studio was building toward something massive and unprecedented. […]