Movies

“Jupiter Ascending”

“Jupiter Ascending”

“The Matrix” is almost 20 years old now, a figure that seems longer when its shadow sits over the subsequent films by its writer/directors, Andy and Lana Wachowski. First there were the lackluster sequels, which arrived as a matching set of first-wave nostalgia in 2003. The Wachowski brothers wrote “V for Vendetta,” at least, making […]

“Project Almanac”

“Project Almanac”

The Saturday night opening-weekend screening of “Project Almanac” was without a doubt the talkiest, chattiest movie I’ve ever sat through — and that’s a title that takes some serious wrestling to win, after something like 500 movies in theaters. I saw a “Friday the 13th” reboot on Valentine’s Day, in a theater where shoddy parents […]

“Mortdecai”

“Mortdecai”

The wonderful fact of watching “Mortdecai,” a runaway tomato truck of a movie, is that it will compel you to wonder throughout, Who the hell thought this was a good idea? And unlike asking that in so many other areas of life, the answer arrives immediately: Oh! These people on screen, is who! Johnny Depp, […]