Tag Archives: Ellen Page

X-Men Original Trilogy review

Dark Phoenix will be released on Friday. I recall reading the studio was planning three films to tell the story of Jean Grey's transformation into the cosmic power of Phoenix, an operatic tale of good and evil—previously attempted in the third X-Men film, X-Men: The Last Stand—but I guess those plans were kiboshed when 20th Century Fox… Read More

X-Men: Days Of Future Past review

Directed by Bryan Singer, written by Simon Kinburg from a story by Kinburg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn I never really understood why 20th Century Fox chose to prematurely conclude the X-Men franchise.  Fox officially called it quits as a trilogy, with Brent Ratner's limp X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006. Yes, Singer's beneath-the-skin understanding… Read More

The East review

Directed by Zal BatmanglijWritten by Batmanglij and Brit MarlingThough it has a rising star in the lead (Marling) and an Oscar-nominee in support (Ellen Page), this eco-thriller is an underdog in the landscape of summer releases, and well worth seeking out.Marling has made waves in recent years, as an actor, writer and producer, on films… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2009

Today is the anniversary of FITI. Two years of my relentless spew. Thanks for checking it out.Continuing on the Words About Movies Before This Blog Started theme—The Top 10 of 2007 and 2008 were posted earlier this week—here's my picks for 2009. (Please excuse my CAPS, that's when 2012 me had to have his say.)… Read More

To Rome With Love review

Written and directed by Woody Allen It used to be that I'd think, well, Woody Allen gets unfairly bad reviews because everyone is always comparing him to his own work. And how can you hold him to his best, his Annie Halls, Manhattans and Purple Rose of Cairos? I do it too, but I almost… Read More