It's a sad state of affairs: audiences complain that Hollywood is out of ideas – that with all the sequels, reboots, and movies based on TV shows that we're inundated with, the whole damn industry must be creatively bankrupt. But when you get something ambitious, unusual, daring, and challenging like Cloud Atlas, these same audiences stay away in droves because it's… read more!
Movies Directed by Lana Wachowski (in alphabetical order)
People have been hate-watching Jupiter Ascending even before it was released. It's as if the real anticipation hasn't been over the film itself, but over what excoriating comments could be written about the film. Sometimes I hate the Internet. While I'm not a Wachowski apologist, the writers/directors earned a lot of goodwill with me with their previous film, the ambitious if polarizing Cloud Atlas, so I was willing to take… read more!
The Matrix Resurrections
The Matrix blew everyone away when it was released in 1999. Its makers, then billed as the Wachowski Brothers, had only one previous feature under their belt – the clever indie thriller Bound – yet their confidence in unspooling an original, mind-bending sci fi blockbuster was stunning. As the years go by, it appears more and more as though The… read more!