STEVEN GREYDANUS DECENT FILMS GUIDE
Despicable Me 3 After a rash of immature, bad-boy cinematic superheroes … a hero for whom decency, humility and self-sacrifice come naturally is a breath of fresh air. Puss in Boots This isn’t the only problem … but, for me, it’s the most intractable, because it undermines the hero’s moral center. What’s the last movie you saw that created an imaginary world bursting with color and beauty and inspiration? Read More Posted Jun 30, Smart, funny, energetic and a lot of fun, which means it’s about as good as we can hope for from the studio that used to be Pixar. Some lead to the heart of darkness, to the depths of a witch-haunted wood.
Tells a decent story well enough, but what does it want to say? An overwhelming, enthralling climax The Devil and Father Amorth The cross-examination of masculinity extended to nonfiction films. Read More Posted Sep 14, Perhaps the happiest onscreen marriage in a major Hollywood release was that of real-life husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in the post-apocalyptic horror-suspense film A Quiet Place. Sentence I did not expect to write:
Perhaps the happiest onscreen marriage in a major Hollywood release was that of real-life husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in the post-apocalyptic horror-suspense film A Quiet Guive.
The interminable central act, dramatizing gyide events at the Algiers [Motel], overflows with impotent rage and horror. Rogers showed us the way. Above all, it’s the story of a fragile human being who was never the same after a defining tragedy — who loved his daughter to the moon and back.
The Devil and Father Amorth A Ghost Story Read More Posted Mar 9, Read More Posted Apr 13, I Am the Night. For Greater Glory Path to Redemption But I long for popcorn movies like the last couple of Greydanuus One imaginative inspiration after another. Murray and young Lieberher develop a nice rapport.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Gadzooks, is this movie bonkers. Unlike Mater, Puss is ready for his closeup.
The Best Family Films? – Decent Films
How To Train Your Dragon: Jim Caviezel played St. Impossible – Fallout Read More Posted May 24, Read More Posted Dec 14, A Wrinkle in Time The notion of Superman as a guiding ideal haunts these films If you see only one James Cameron-directed movie about theTitanic -and you should – see the one that doesn’t star Kate and Leo. What’s the last movie you saw that created an imaginary world bursting with color and beauty and inspiration?
Read More Posted May 5, Season 3 Saturday Night Live: Read More Posted Jun 1, Sweetly old-fashioned … nice and well-intentioned, but on the other hand the Macs deserve better than a nice, well-intentioned movie. A wide-eyed sense of discovery and revelation permeates the film, and what it reveals is … the mystery and wonder of an ordinary home.
Overshadowed by more darkness, menace, heartache stwven anxiety than any talking-animal picture I can think of since Miller’s last family-film sequel, the execrable Babe: Read More Posted Jul 13, Is Gotham City worth saving?
The Mighty Macs Coco’s flaws and limitations would sting less if it weren’t the one original Pixar film in a string of sequels There’s nothing here like the wince-inducing dialogue or wooden acting of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy. New Jersey, 20 minutes outside Manhattan.
Despicable Me 2 That drcent itself is almost revolutionary nowadays, when adorable family-franchise characters spitting bars seems practically de rigueur.
The year in reviews – Decent Films
Read More Posted Jul 6, The first film Nolan has made that feels bigger than the director’s preoccupations and obsessions. I don’t want to review Paddington 2: More Top Movies Trailers.
It’s a vision [the filmmakers] recognize Superman is supposed to embody, but seem incapable of Read More Posted Oct 10, I have never seen a movie work harder or more hopelessly