Tag Archives: Anthony Hopkins

November 05

THOR: RAGNAROK

At this point in the series, I’m likely talking to devotees when discussing Thor: Ragnarok. There are at a minimum 4 other movies you’d need to have pretty decent knowledge of to understand most of what’s going on here (Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron). However, I would […]

January 03

The Auteurs: David Lynch (Part 1)

If there’s one filmmaker in the late 20th Century whose name is synonymous with the world of surrealism it’s David Lynch. With films ranging from the strange and violent to odd tales of Americana, Lynch is a filmmaker that refuses to limit himself. Whether it’s in film, television, music, art, or literature, Lynch is an […]

February 24

The Auteurs: Julie Taymor

One of the daring visionaries in the world of film and theatre, there is definitely no one like Julie Taymor. Known for both her visual extravagance as well as creating unique interpretations of famous stories, she has garnered quite a reputation despite only having a small number of films to her credit. The stories she […]

July 24

The Auteurs: Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino is one of the most controversial filmmakers to emerge from the New Hollywood era of the 1970s. Known for creating visually striking films, Cimino has the uncanny ability to keep the subject matter contained despite painting on a wide canvas. His name is synonymous with both success and failure. He went from being […]

March 28

Noah

Noah is the latest retelling of the centuries old biblical story of Noah and his Ark. In the story, the Creator has had enough of his creation that is humankind and its constant sin, and before he cleanses the world with a flood, he warns Noah of the upcoming apocalypse and commands him to build an […]

February 03

Casting a Light on Casting

When news broke on Friday that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as the villainous Lex Luthor in the new ‘Batman/Superman ‘ film, two thoughts immediately popped into my mind: 1) ”seriously”, and 2) ”here we go again”. The first reaction was more a reflection of my own vision of the character. Although Eisenberg has proven […]

November 28

Thor: The Dark World

Directed by Alan Taylor from the screenplay written by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley, Thor: The Dark World is a sequel to Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film that introduced the titular character to the big screen. In this film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must deal with his role as the heir to the throne of […]