In deciding to become a regular reviewer of films, there are some things that quickly become clear that film critics know that the general audiences doesn’t usually care much about. One of those things is ample knowledge of directors. It’s a bit of a feather in the cap if you can speak intelligently with another movie-lover about directors, their tendencies, their shortcomings, etc. We don’t pretend to be professional critics by any means, but we do have some directors we always look forward to seeing.
Review by Logan
It’s kind of funny how we think Batman is so well defined. We always have this idea of Batman being this dark, tortured, lonely soul with a strict code of ethics, but he hasn’t always been like that. In 1940 he was happy and colorful. By the ‘60s he was far from lonely, with Batgirl as well as Robin at his side, and in the ‘80s he was very nearly murderous, almost driven mad by the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. It has been in recent history that we’ve known him as being this dark character.
Review by Gene
Inside the hardened exterior of every tough guy lies a soft spot that rarely if ever comes out. For many men this soft spot is revealed at the birth of their first child, the giving away of their daughter in marriage, or any number of life’s precious or tragic moments. For others, like myself, there are certain movies that bring it out like nothing else can. Big Fish is one of my “big softy” movies, and I imagine I’m not alone. The last three weeks of reviews here have given you dinosaur attacks, tragedies of war and edge of your seat drama. So, I thought it would be nice to dial it back a bit and sit through a film that will make you smile throughout, laugh intermittently, and tear up occasionally.