Marvel Studios is the McDonald’s of film. If you like its ingredients, you’ll never leave disappointed. But every now and then you get something rare and unique. In fast food, it’s called the McRib. In fast film, it’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”Read more "‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review"
“Suicide Squad” has all sorts of problems—from the rumored reshoots to the six-week crafted script. These are but 20 in the almost unwatchable piece of work that is “Suicide Squad.”Read more "The Top 20 Problems with ‘Suicide Squad’"
Dunkirk was a miracle. Its movie a masterpiece.
A story of survival, “Dunkirk” is one of film’s most immersive experiences ever.Read more "‘Dunkirk’ Review"
Christopher Nolan has not made a bad film. But some are better than others. In preparation for “Dunkirk,” the Magic Word ranked Nolan’s nine.Read more "Ranking Christopher Nolan’s Nine"
Rush to “War.”
What might come across as just more summer-blockbuster monkey business is anything but. These are apes, and their movie is primitive and powerful.Read more "‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review"
“The Lost City of Z” is a beautiful find. Though the ambitious expedition is not without some misdirection, it’s a discovery worth making.Read more "‘The Lost City of Z’ Review"
Halfway through 2017, a Woman, (X-)Man, and Baby have joined the family of film’s very best. Some big movies remain, however, in size, scope, and expectations. Here are the Magic Word’s most-anticipated.Read more "The Top 10 to Close Out 2017"