Saturday, August 5, 2017
I Wrote These Things: Weeks Ending 8/4
Funny thing about taking two weeks of vacation in one month: between laying things out for when you're gone and catching back up when you're back, you may let a few things slide - like, say, this. Anyway. Here's a month's worth of things I wrote.
I wrote this piece about Detroit - and the questions it raises off-screen.
I wondered why superhero movies always come too quick.
Holly Hunter is great in Strange Weather and The Big Sick and in general, so here's a thing about how she's taken for granted.
Also, wrote about why Dunkirk is almost a masterpiece. (And updated my Nolan rankings.)
I reviewed War for the Planet of the Apes, a rare reminder that effects can serve movies, rather than the other way around.
I looked at how To the Bone rises about its TV-movie tendencies.
I said this back at Sundance, but Landline is just lovely.
Lost in America hit the Criterion Collection, so I went long on it.
Did Second Glances on The Pallbearer and Raising Cain, and Bad Movie Nights on The Apple and Jaws: The Revenge.
Oh, and a good old-fashioned Flavorwire listicle of great modern action sequences (tied to Atomic Blonde).
A new month began, so there were guides! The regular monthly indie round-up, of course, and a new feature running down the best of the new streamers.
Gallery 1988 did an exhibit of art based on Mattel toys, and it's pretty cool.
And DVD/VOD guides for 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, and 8/1.