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Sexism in modern cinema / Valerian & Wonder Woman costumes

Let’s start at the very end.

Exposing various female body parts is a recurring motif in cinema and science fiction. It’s cheap. But if the movie sucks, how else you attract the guys in cinemas? 583 more words

Non-review Posts & Movie GIFs

Peter Stormare / Constantine

While “Constantine” wasn’t a perfect movie, Peter Stormare’s performance there was a true delight, as always.

It’s funny though that in a Keanu Reeves’ film – Tilda Swinton, Rachel Weisz and Peter Stormare weren’t even mentioned on the posters – he was easily outplayed by their performance. 49 more words

Non-review Posts & Movie GIFs

Dr. Strange

Director: Scott Derrickson. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen. USA, 2016. IMDb: 7.6. My rating: 2.5/4. 727 more words

Sci-fi

"Evil Dead": A Definitive Mainstream Horror Film

Before I watch a movie, I enter with both hope and skepticism in hand. Sounds contradictory, right? Well, not necessarily so. I come in the theater, or in class, hoping that the film I watch is of high quality but I am also open to getting disappointed. 1,270 more words

ReelReviews #107: 1960s Best Picture winner: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

MARCH 6, 2017 SCREENING: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

Ah, the motion picture epic.  Lawrence of Arabia has it in spades and is one of the finest examples of “larger than life” movies from that era:  it’s running time is nearly four hours, and includes an overture, an intermission (I watched the movie over two nights and turned it off at the half way mark the first night, unaware that the movie would have done it by itself in ten minutes and announced the Intermission), lush gorgeous color film, huge action sequences,  and a cast of now critically acclaimed A-list actors (most notably was Peter O’Toole, who was an “up and coming” actor at the time). 526 more words

Drama

Passengers

Director: Morten Tyldum. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Lawrence Fishburne. USA, 2016. IMDB: 7.0. My rating: 1.5/4.

– Jim, these are  not robot questions. 778 more words

Science Fiction