Every director has to start somewhere. Some filmmakers arrive with their voice fully formed. Others take a few movies to figure out what kind of artist they are. Some make masterpieces with their first production. Most don’t. Some of those who make masterpieces go on to have long and successful careers… and some don’t.
First films are a tricky business and sometimes… Continue reading Ranking the Greatest Movies from First-Time Directors
Every year in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse holds Fantastic Fest, a celebration of all things wild, weird, and wonderful in worldwide genre cinema. Most of these movies feature one or more of the following: animal cruelty, full-frontal nudity, fountains of blood and some kind of weird Japanese business. (If it’s missing one or more of these elements, then… Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2014: Ranking All the Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival
As people everywhere get ready to say good-bye to the summer season, Comics on Film has reached that time in the year where we can look back on the major comics-based movie releases of the year and figure out which we liked best and which we didn’t like so much. From the blockbuster releases provided by the characters of Marvel Comics at multiple studios, to… Continue reading Comics on Film: Ranking 2014's Comic Book Movies
Once again co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” the visually striking follow-up to the 2005 hit, gets even more eyeball-popping the second time around — literally, sure, but also because this time it’s in 3D.
Acting as both a sequel or prequel depending on the story, the second “Sin City” follows a handful… Continue reading 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Review: Ranking All the Reasons to Kill
The Expendables franchise is all about assembling as many tough guys as possible, putting them in the same room, and watching them bounce off each other. During the course of three films, these assembled action heroes kill countless bad guys in countless ways and make it all look effortless.
Look, a movie can make anyone look like a trained killer. It’s all about camera tricks and… Continue reading Ranking the 'Expendables 3' Cast from Least Deadly to Deadliest