Spider-Man is back in all of his web-swinging glory! As a sequel to the animation-pioneering 2018 movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse delivers on all the things that made the first movie great and more. There’s heart, creativity, and astounding animation. Maybe all superhero movies should be animated.
Nope is the latest film from Jordan Peele, one of the few auteurs of modern cinema. This master of horror created another high-concept social commentary wrapped in exciting set pieces and sprinkled with comedy. Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Steven Yeun shine in a movie with so many twists and turns that the trailers could not spoil it. Looking for a movie that grabs your brain and won’t let go? Check out Nope.
We’ll see you soon for our next first run movie, Bullet Train.
Get Out is Jordan Peele’s big-screen writing and directorial debut and it works remarkably well. His comedic chops transfer seamlessly to the socially-conscious horror genre. So well in fact, that he actually won an academy award for the screenplay. Join us for the podcast to hear our thoughts on Get Out.
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is a great super hero film, and an even better launching point into interesting discussions about the politics of colonialism and liberation. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the Panther himself, and Michael B. Jordan as the best Marvel villain since Magneto, the movie is a constant challenge to one’s complacency and sense of justice. Wakanda looks amazing, the cast is fantastic, the world they are building is both visually and philosophically amazing, to the point that one of the films weaknesses is that we were desperate to learn and know more.