Although many accused The Hunger Games of ripping off the 2000 Japanese stunner Battle Royale, The Belko Experiment is the true heir to Kinji Fukasaku's nihilist bloodbath. Written by James Gunn long before Guardians of the Galaxy made him an A-lister, the film displays the same bloody, darkly humorous energy in Gunn's Super and Slither. With his attentions now focused on superhero franchises, Gunn… read more!
Movies Released in 2017 (in alphabetical order)
That comedian Jordan Peele, late of Key & Peele, would choose horror for his directorial debut – he also wrote the screenplay – comes as a surprise. Yet it's only the first of many surprises in store in the weird, wild, and unpredictable Get Out. Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris, a black New York photographer whose white girlfriend (Allison Williams) invites him to her parents' mansion upstate,… read more!
An R-rated superhero movie. Who woulda thunk it? Well, Deadpool did, in 2016. As did Watchmen in 2009. Hell, you can go all the way back to Marvel's crappy non-starter The Punisher (starring Dolph Lundgren!) in 1989. Nevertheless, taking one of Marvel's most popular characters and plunking him into an ultra-violent, potty-mouthed thriller is a milestone. And audiences were clearly receptive: Logan was an instant hit,… read more!
There's not much to say about Song to Song that I haven't already said about Terrence Malick's previous two films, To the Wonder and Knight of Cups. If those films didn't endear you to Malick's increasingly experimental cinematic input, this one certainly won't. Here we have the same setup as the two predecessors: take today's hottest actors (here, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Michael… read more!
Have you ever gone to a movie just because you found an actor attractive? I've had a modest crush on Rosamund Pike ever since she debuted, more or less, in the Bond programmer Die Another Day. Since then she's been a dependable supporting player in titles like The World's End and An Education, though rarely anchoring a film until Gone Girl finally made her a leading… read more!