‘La La Land’ Is Not Overrated Because You Hate It

La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and directed by Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, is a clear frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars this year, and it will likely win. Weirdly enough, a lot of people across the filmgoing spectrum aren’t very happy about that.

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For Now, Rey From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Not A Great Character

No one can deny that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a huge win for Lucasfilm and Disney. It delivered on years of cautious hype with a solid movie that made an egregious amount of money for the studio. Fans loved it. The critics loved it. Even the harshest criticisms lobbed at the movie (like

Marvel Has Been Successful Because It’s Better at Being Different

Until the end of the “superhero golden era” finally comes, we won’t be able to analyze the full impact that Marvel Studios has had with its cinematic universe of movies. But even though we don’t have the full picture at our disposal, everyone has their own reasonable guess for how and why

Unopinionated: ‘Birdman’ Was a Good Movie, And That’s OK

Every Tuesday, I examine an unpopular opinion in film and argue against it. This week: Why do so many people hate Birdman despite its huge success?  There are a lot of ways to dislike a film, and sometimes for the worst reasons. So is the case with Birdman, the 2014 dark comedy that won the Academy

Unopinionated: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Is Better Than What You May Remember

Every week, readers send me their unpopular opinions, and on Unopinionated, I explain why they’re unpopular in the first place. From my inbox: “Sad to see you hating Batman v Superman, when The Dark Knight Rises has to be one of the worst Batman films of all time. That’s not an unpopular opinion, it’s just

65 Things That Are Just Plain Wrong in ‘Batman v Superman’

Batman v Superman: esertawn of Justice has to be one of the most polarizing movies of the last decade. Not since Interstellar or Man of Steel have I seen a movie so hotly debated. A movie that is as as fiercely defended as it is savagely ripped apart. I happen to be in the

Unopinionated: ‘Man of Steel’ Isn’t the Superman Movie We Asked For

es Every week, readers send me their unpopular opinions, and on Unopinionated, I explain why they’re unpopular in the first place. From my inbox: “Man of Steel is a lot better than people give it credit for. In fact, it’s pretty much flawless.” – Shadan The first “can’t put my