Efficient, nasty action scenes can't overcome mostly bland characterizations and a half-baked story.
Brian Doan blogs at Bubblegum Aesthetics. He is a contributor for Cinespect, and author of the forthcoming The Song That You Hear in Your Head: U2's POP (Thought Catalog). He lives in Oberlin, Ohio.
Brian Doan celebrates a James Bond classic.
A celebration of Disney's "The Rocketeer" on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
An appreciation of the influential CBS series 25 years after it premiered.
A piece on the history of Cameron Crowe in light of this week's Aloha.
Digging into the catalog of Joss Whedon to chart how the director of Avengers: Age of Ultron got here.
The completion of our countdown of twelve great Chirstmas-set scenes from the movies. Check out #4–#1.
Part two of our countdown of twelve great scenes set around Christmas: #8–#5.
We're counting down twelve great movie scenes set around Christmas. Here is the first batch, with #12 through #9.
Brian Doan wonders if Mark Cousins' "The Story of Film," showing over 15 weeks on TCM this fall, deserves all the praise it has received.
Recent books by Alan Sepinwall and Brett Martin talk about the new “TV revolution,” but looking at the medium’s past is a reminder that revolutions are always cyclical.