Daredevil (Episodes ...

Perhaps my most telling reaction is that, weeks after finishing the first season, I don’t miss the show. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it while I watched it, but the appealing elements of the show never coalesced into addictive, irresistible entertainment. The scripts are...

Daredevil: Eps 5-8

The first quartet of Daredevil episodes had trouble finding their footing.  The dedication to violence and darkness, both visual and narrative, were in place, but the unspooling of the story seemed uneven, supporting characters Foggy and Karen were more annoying than interesting, and the...

The Theory of Everything

Directed by David Marsh Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox Review:  3.5 stars (of five) The Theory of Everything is a decently engaging biopic whose main flaw–not getting deep enough into either the importance of Stephen Hawking’s science or the mechanics of a powerful love–is mitigated by terrific performances from its lead actors. Eddie Redmayne is amazing as Hawking, from doctoral student on the verge of physical decline to utterly immobilized genius, that astonishing mind trapped in a twisted, mute body.  There are three phases to Redmayne’s performance. At the film’s beginning,...