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The Man Who Became Super: An Analysis of ‘Batman v Superman’ [Part II]

Even if not everyone appreciated Zack Snyder’s particular rendition of the Man of Tomorrow, or enjoyed the manner in which it was executed, I remain appreciative of the fact that, by the end of its two-film story arc, it succeeded in humanizing Kal-El, the Man of Steel. Superman, from his introduction and maturation in Man … Continue reading

The Night is Darkest before the Dawn: An Analysis of ‘Batman v Superman’

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Zack Snyder’s divisive followup to his equally divisive Superman-reboot, Man of Steel (2013), will likely remain the most controversial film of 2016. It has received so much press, both good, bad, and ugly, that even general audiences with only passing interests in the film industry have discussed it … Continue reading

Rules Aren’t Always Made to be Broken: Top Five Filmmaking Pet-Peeves

The bigger the¬†cinephile you become, the more specific and technical your filmmaking preferences and opinions grow. Movie-buffs become more nuanced in their evaluations of their favorite and least favorite films, picking out distinct filmmaking techniques that they notice, time and time again, which can either elevate a film’s material or drag it down into the … Continue reading

‘Equilibrium’ (2002): Review

Directed by: Kurt Wimmer || Produced by: Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein Screenplay by: Kurt Wimmer || Starring: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Sean Bean, Sean Pertwee, William Fichtner, Matthew Harbour, David Hemmings Music by: Klaus Badelt || Cinematography: Dion Beebe || Edited by: Tom Rolf, William Yeh || Country: … Continue reading

‘The Conjuring’ (2013): Review

Directed by: James Wan || Produced by: Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan Screenplay by: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes || Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackienzie Foy Music by: Joseph Bishara || Cinematography: John R. Leonetti || Edited by: Kirk M. Morri || Country: … Continue reading