Tag Archives: Jason Momoa

Dune review — A cinematic feast

Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth, based on the Frank Herbert book | 155 min | Netflix Oh, how we have waited for Dune. Of all the 2020 features postponed by the pandemic, this is the one I was most looking forward to seeing, and seeing on the… Read More

The Bad Batch review — Post-Apunkalypse Now

Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour | 118 min | On VOD Iranian-American auteur Amirpour's first feature was the dreamy, black-and-white vampire picture A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, shot in California with her actors all speaking Persian. It was a stylish statement of intent from a Jarmusch-esque filmmaker, and its follow-up—though in English… Read More

Five reboots I’d like to see

This is really a case of If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em. I've gone on record saying I'm dubious of reboots, relaunches and reimaginings on film and TV. So rarely are those efforts to replicate and update original material anything near as much fun as what spawned it. But, hey, nobody is listening to… Read More

Conan the Barbarian (2011) review

Directed by Marcus NispelWritten by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood, fromthe Robert E. Howard characterConan The Barbarian is violent, bloody fantasy, a relentless collection of action sequences barely strung together around a revenge plot and a couple of nasty supernatural villains. It's big, burly and not very smart. In other words, it's… Read More