Cloverfield

[rating:3] Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller Cloverfield is a well-made movie that tries to shake something new out of very familiar tropes. It sets up two difficult filmmaking challenges that are fully...

Nanking

[rating:4.5] Director: Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman Starring: Nanking survivors, Japanese military veterans, Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Stephen Dorff, Jurgen Prochnow Killing time in the theater before the screening of Nanking started, I jotted the outline of a pithy opening for...

top five stupid spid...

At 45 years old, Spider-Man is still one of the greatest comic-book heroes of all time. But that doesn’t mean that every every Spider-Man story is a gem. Recently, Marvel infuriated fans with the One More Day storyline, where Peter’s Aunt May was shot and lay dying for the...