Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The 40th episode of the Grierson & Leitch podcast focuses on Moonlight, but we also dig into the Jack Reacher sequel and American Pastoral. And, for our Reboot segment, we do an autopsy on 1989's Weekend at Bernie's. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sufficiently amusing and pretty exciting, Doctor Strange is the Marvel movie where I started suspecting that the MCU may be spreading itself too thin. Even though this is the first chapter in the adventures of the Master of the Mystic Arts, I feel like I've seen many parts of this film before. Doctor Strange is good-enough, which may not end up being good enough. My review is up at Screen International.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
If you are desperate to watch Tom Cruise run, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, I suppose, will satisfy your craving. But this is pretty weak tea: Two movies in, this franchise is certainly no Mission: Impossible. I reviewed the film for Screen International.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
This week's Grierson & Leitch podcast features four films. We lament the mediocre The Accountant. I tell you why Certain Women is terrific. I stick up for Christine. And, in our Reboot section, we dig into Pink Floyd: The Wall, which segued into a discussion about 1970s concept albums and rock star whining. Much to enjoy, and you can hear it all here.
Monday, October 17, 2016
I was on KCRW today to talk about Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids. Is this a golden age of concert films? I've got some thoughts, and you can hear 'em here.
Glad you asked. Over at Rolling Stone, a bunch of smart critics and I wrote about this century's 50 best fright films. I had no say over the rankings, but I had plenty to say about the likes of 28 Days Later, The Conjuring and others. Check it out here.