Ranking All the Live-Action “Spider-Man” Films (2002-2021) from Best to Worst

Now that I’ve seen Spider-Man: No Way Home, I thought it would be a good time to rank all of the web slinger’s live-action films from best to worst. We’ll be focusing primarily on the Sony-Marvel non-animated projects that started with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002. This means you won’t be seeing 1977’s The Amazing …

Movie Review: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021, Jon Watts)

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FILM. Among the major blockbusters released in 2021 (like Dune and No Time to Die), Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home has won its place as the very best one, towering over any and …

Movie Review: “Munich: The Edge of War” (2022, Christian Schwochow)

January is a notorious wasteland for movie premieres. Apart from the big Oscar-fare that spillover from the holiday season, the first month of the year is often considered the dumping ground for studios. Bad horror movies, B-quality pictures, and once-hopeful “prestige” films (that did not meet their expectations), are usually released and quickly forgotten in …

A French Star is Born: Gaspard Ulliel (1984-2022) in “A Very Long Engagement” (2004)

Cinema has lost a bright star. Gaspard Ulliel has died as a result of a head injury from a skiing accident. He was only 37. Well-beloved by his peers and moviegoers alike, Ulliel was a sought-after actor who had been in the business since his teenage years. Apart from working in film, he was also …

Appreciating Jan Troell’s Two-Part Epic Masterpiece: “The Emigrants” (1971) and “The New Land” (1972)

In the 2005 documentary To Paint with Pictures, legendary actress Liv Ullman said, “If you ask whether The Emigrants was one of my greatest roles, it is my role. If I’d never gotten to make another film after that, I’d still be happy.” With a big smile plastered on her face, she continued, “There is …

Movie Review: “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (2021, Joel Coen)

Joel Coen (sans brother Ethan) gives us a new, ultra-stylized adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth. In true A24 fashion, the film is shot in stark black-and-white, and features a whole new side of the Academy Award-winning director fans have probably never seen before. Along with the unique production design, this movie is a visual …

“Three Turns Should Do It”: Turning Back Time with the Harry Potter Reunion Special

|| by SALVE VILLAROSA || You’ve heard the shtick a million times from all the Harry Potter fans in your life, so I’ll keep my Potterhead credentials brief. Yes, Harry Potter was a huge part of my childhood. All throughout grade school and high school, the words Harry Potter could not be uttered in class …