Tag Archives: Ryan Coogler

My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started dominating the global box office, superheroes have become a safe bet. You may say you’ve grown tired of the genre, but it’s made important cultural advances over the years. They have become more inclusive when it comes to women and minorities, even if the safe basic formulas  really … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

Black Panther: Royal Rumble

LONG LIVE THE KING.  At the premiere of this entry in the Marvel franchise, the praise was universal and looked a little bit like how Get Out (2017) was received. Not only were both movies hailed as excellent genre examples, but critics and reporters also frequently pointed out how important they were in the aftermath … Continue reading Black Panther: Royal Rumble

Creed

YOUR LEGACY IS MORE THAN A NAME. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of legendary heavyweight champ Apollo Creed, talks his father’s one-time rival and best friend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) into training him. After six Rocky movies, Stallone was done… but then came the talented director of Fruitvale Station (2013) and convinced him … Continue reading Creed

Fruitvale Station: End of a Year, And a Life

EVERY STEP BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO THE EDGE.  Fruitvale Station has become this year’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. Much like that film, it came out of the Sundance festival riding a wave of critical appraisal, going on to gain public support as well as scooping up numerous awards over the year. In the end, … Continue reading Fruitvale Station: End of a Year, And a Life