In Defense Of… “The Godfather Part III”

“Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part III isn’t just a disappointment, it’s a failure of heartbreaking proportions.” – Hal Hinson, The Washington Post If the popular narrative is to be believed, The Godfather Part III is an abhorrent film, one that has no redeeming qualities and is so awful that it brings shame upon notContinue reading “In Defense Of… “The Godfather Part III””

Some of My Favorite Deleted Scenes from “The Godfather” Films

In January, a big deal was made when HBO began braodcasting The Godfather Epic, a film that combined The Godfather and The Godfather Part II into a single film told in chronological order, from Vito’s early childhood to Fredo’s death. However, it was not the first time this had been done. Far from it.

Tim Burton’s Batman Films Are Far Worse Than You Remember

From Deadpool to Captain America: Civil War to X-Men: Apocalypse to Suicide Squad, we are truly living in the age of the comic book film. Studios pour hundreds of millions of dollars into films that try valiantly to remain true to the source material and translate the artwork of a splash page onto a movieContinue reading “Tim Burton’s Batman Films Are Far Worse Than You Remember”

DiCaprio’s Drought

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the greatest actors alive. Some may place him a small notch below Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep, but he’s undoubtedly in the upper echelon, above even strong performers like Jamie Foxx and Matthew McConaughey. However, he has been forced to watch Foxx and McConaughey give acceptance speeches on the stageContinue reading “DiCaprio’s Drought”

Is That Really a Marvel Movie? On the Confusing State of Comic Book Films and Shared Universes

Deadpool is a monster hit. It has shattered records and proven that an R-rated superhero film can not only work, but be a massive success. In everything I’ve read and heard, it keeps getting repeated that Deadpool is a Marvel film. And that’s true…but it’s also false. Huh?

In Appreciation of: “Once Upon a Time in America” – The Best De Niro Gangster Film You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

“This was a murdered movie.“ So begins Roger Ebert’s home video review of Once Upon a Time in America, the final film from legendary director Sergio Leone.