Captain America: Civil War

The third Captain America film cements the series’ place at the top of the Marvel movie food chain. While the first Iron Man is hard to beat, later installments haven’t been up to snuff. You liked the Avengers films better? Good news: Captain America: Civil War is a better Avengers film than either of Joss Whedon’s entries. It’s also arguably the best film of the Cap series. Captain America: Civil War Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman Review: 4.5 stars (of five) The story...

Avengers: Age of Ult...

Spectacle fatigue cripples Avengers: Age of Ultron. While the film delivers too much of what the audience demands to rate it a complete failure, it cannot be called a good film story.  While it succeeds as a commercial product and in terms of  technical craftsmanship, it fails as...

Iron Man 3

Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle Review: 2.5 stars (of five) Iron Man 3 is a bit of a disappointment. It’s a long slog, a disjointed blur that never entirely gels. It’s a series of events,...

Iron Man 2

Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, oh, and Scarlett Johansson Review: 3.5 stars (of five) Like many a tech upgrade, Iron Man 2 is not entirely satisfying. As with each new iteration of any Windows product,...

Traitor

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff Starring: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Said Taghmaoui, Jeff Daniels Rating: 4 stars (out of five) Don Cheadle is a hell of an actor, and it’s always a good thing when he gets something of substance, like a Hotel Rwanda, that’s worthy of his talent. In...