Tag Archives: Zazie Beetz

Film Review: “Lucy in the Sky” Is a Narrative Black Hole

Lucy in the Sky (Noah Hawley, 2019) ½ out of 4 stars. Lucy is inspired, Lucy is inspiring. She’s also driven, stunned, passionate, angry, giddy, confused, focused, manic, crazy, smart, successful, failing, at-a-loss spiraling-out-of-control allovertheplace goingamileaminuteand quicklylosingthethreadof thingsandunabletodifferentiate betweenwhatisrealandwhatisnot. She’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: This “Joker” Is All Hole and No Ace

Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019) 1 out of 4 stars. A relentlessly bleak tale of despair and anger, director Todd Phillips’s Joker features a blistering collection of mannerisms masquerading as emotional truths in lead actor Joaquin Phoenix’s performance, and not much else. … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL Proves Itself Clever, If Not Wanting

Once Upon a Deadpool (David Leitch) 2 out of 4 stars I suspect that it is the perpetually worsening feeling of political and social dread that has allowed the superhero to become our new and improved God. I myself have … Continue reading

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Film Review by Victoria Alexander: DEADPOOL 2

Fantastic! It may be R-rated, but you will see it twice or three times. DEADPOOL shocked Hollywood with its $783million worldwide box office. It had a tiny $58million budget, an R-restricted rating and a first-time director, Tim Miller. Star Ryan … Continue reading

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Many Times a Charm: Reflections on the 2018 Maryland Film Festival

As I have done almost every year since moving back to Baltimore – city where I also spent 8 years, as a child – in 2006, I attended the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) during the first week of May (which ran … Continue reading

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