The Lobster’s cold satire takes a hard look at relationships

In his English language debut Yorgos Lanthimos constructs a dark and biting satire dissecting the way humans view relationships, both romantic and societal. Colin Farrell stars as David, a defeated and newly single man who finds himself checking into a Hotel where he is bluntly tasked with finding love among the other tenants. We soon…

Quote of the Week #84: Independence Day

President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore.…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

It’s almost hard to believe that Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters over a year ago. The buildup to this second major Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) crossover was enormous. Soda pop cans, cereal boxes, and Target aisles were stuffed with Hulk’s fist, Thor’s hammer, and Captain America’s shield. Since then our cereal’s been covered by…

A Bigger Splash wades deeper in an often shallow genre

Watch enough movies and eventually you’ll fall prey to the misleading pressures of expectations. It often feels like we are served up six or seven cookie cutter movie archetypes each summer. Today we get the superhero flick, the over-the-hill action star punching his way though a last hurrah (or trilogy of hurrahs), some variation of en vogue…