Dumbo (2019)

Directed by Tim Burton Dumbo, like its young elephant, has a tough time getting going.  The opening moments of the film, aside from a deliriously wonderful and very Tim Burton montage, are loaded with exposition, both in the text and subtext.  It sets up characters with frustrating flaws if only because they're so transparent and eager … Continue reading Dumbo (2019)

Venom (2018)

Directed by Ruben Fleischer Okay, so in Venom a parasite takes partial control of reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and turns him into a cannibalistic Spiderman type of thing, but don't be fooled (!), this movie is just like every other passable studio superhero movie out there. Sure, there are some interesting choices, Hardy has fun … Continue reading Venom (2018)