it’s a story of family and grief, and how grief can often get the best of us.
Overall, Gunn’s sensibilities and his masterful character-work is what drives The Suicide Squad to such great depths.
Villain-deficiencies aside, while Black Widow was never made with the intention be groundbreaking – it is more than worthy as a solo outing for Natasha Romanoff.
What sets Cruella apart from Disney’s other live-action attempts is that it does not feel shackled by the need to stay true to its source material.
Killing Eve writer Emerald Fennell, shines with her feature directorial debut with Promising Young Woman, a story that follows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) – a woman traumatized by her past, and vows to take revenge on the men who wronged her.
Australian director Kitty Green is able to portray a dry and unsettling environment within the production company, making it more akin to a house of horrors rather than an office.
Soul’s main strength is its willingness to let its characters simply breathe, and meander within the world they’ve so beautifully constructed.
Everything from the character interactions, to the dialogue, and the action sequences derive from a very energetic, and joyful sense of direction. This feels very much like an unabashed love letter to Richard Donner’s Superman (1976).
On its surface, Palm Springs doesn’t seem all that complex. But by tweaking a few things in the time loop movie formula, and having very likable characters – Palm Springs ends becoming something quite special.
Dave Bautista is a decent fit as the lead, his rugged, awkward persona is a perfect fit for this role.