Archives for May, 2023

“Schindler’s List” (1993): Corporations Are People

Schindler’s List should be remembered for more than just being a Holocaust movie. It takes more than simply depicting a violent historical subject to make a film as magnificent as Schindler’s List is. Steven Spielberg may have been personally drawn to the subject, but the story he actually told with his 1993 black & white […]

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3” (2023): Rocket’s Playlist

★★ Usually a movie that gets two stars from me gets it because despite my disappointment with it, I’m unable to care enough to downgrade its score further. But there is another kind of 2-star picture – the kind that wildly swings between very strong high points and other moments that are so pathetic that […]

Episode VII: What V Would’ve Done

Happy Lisp Day (get it? That’s a May 4th joke.).  Star Wars has not been good in nearly two decades, and its last moment of glory came in 2005 with the one-two punch of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Lucasfilm’s Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. History repeats itself in […]