Dune does what so many other adaptations fail to do. It remains faithful. It trusts in the beauty of storytelling that Herbert once mastered. It expands on his ideas only so much as to offer the audience a better glimpse as to the possibility beyond them, gearing them for their glorious purpose yet to be fulfilled. As the sequel begins its production, I remain a fan as optimistic as ever. Even knowing the book’s latter half carries the brunt of its zaniness, I have the upmost faith that the totality of Villeneuve’s vision will leave a lasting impression on film for years to come.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Movie Review
No Way Home introduces an unlikely sort of plot, the kind of magical, accidentally multiverse-opening jargon one could expect from a film this ambitious. But if there is one thing we have learned in years of watching films like this, it is that the plot works best as a backdrop, a set piece for which to detail poignant character discoveries and intimate details of interpersonal communication with inherently high stakes, and on this front No Way Home inarguably succeeds.
Dune (2021) Movie Review
Dune is a terrific film that looks great on Blu-ray and, more importantly, holds up with repeated viewings. Visually and narratively, there’s so much to take in that seeing it more than once is practically essential.
Smallfoot (2018) Movie Review By Stephen McLaughlin
Smallfoot is an animated film by Warner Bros (Warner Animation Group’s 5th feature film) that is about a Yeti named Migo (Tatum) who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist and must prove of their existence to his Yeti Tribe.
The Greatest Showman (2017) Movie Review
“The Greatest Showman” plays like the Disneyland show of P.T. Barnum’s life. It’s the version he would’ve told. That’s fine. It didn’t have to be a musical expose into Barnum and the institution of the circus. Jackman and company set out to give families a rollicking good time around the holidays and they will surely accomplish that goal. If they had tried a little harder they could’ve created an experience people won’t forget two hours after they had seen it.