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Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

In the macabre and entrancing first scene of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City,” a woman in a scarlet evening dress (Marley Shelton) and a man in a black business suit (Josh Hartnett) chat on a massive balcony overlooking a vast and shadowy metropolis. It’s a gushingly romantic encounter and for a moment, you think it might be the… Read more »

15 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The beauty of acting is that there is rarely an outright awful actor, because any performer can have good roles and bad roles. Even the actors you may like the least will have a performance that will catch you off guard and will, perhaps, even win you over. In that same breath, the opposite effect applies to acting as well,… Read more »

15 March 2017 | Features, People Lists

You know that feeling you get when you watch a movie or even a simple scene that is so cool and badass that the hairs on the back of your head just stand up? When you watch John Wick dispatch an horde of thugs with one handgun; when you see Dan Stevens calmly knocking out rowdy bullies in The Guest?… Read more »

15 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It’s really odd thinking that the Cannes International Film Festival, known for rewarding the very best films in the world, has never awarded some important directors with the biggest prize, Palme d’Or. This list includes artists who have made impact with their films, have been recognized -some of them might even have written cinematic history- but none of them has… Read more »

15 March 2017 | Features, People Lists