“The King” — directed and co-written by David Michôd — is a film with absolutely nothing going for it.
Despite an ambitious attempt to explore the related topics of race, privilege and power, Onah fails miserably in “Luce” — a pretentious mess of a film that fails to captivate and strike a chord with the audience.
Very few films that can make the audience laugh and then cry just 20 seconds later. Such is the beauty of New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s “JoJo Rabbit” — an absolute triumph of a film and quite possibly the best of 2019.
Set entirely on a tiny remote island off the coast of Maine in the 1890s, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star in “The Lighthouse”, portraying two lighthouse keepers living in complete isolation amidst stark sea conditions.
Wrestler Kevin Nash will be at Wizard World Comic Con in Madison this weekend. Recently, he spoke with the Daily Cardinal about his prolific career, acting and life outside of the ring.
Lorene Scafaria’s newest feature film, “Hustlers,” takes us to one of the sneakiest corners of these financially tarnished United States circa 2007-2013: a strip club called Moves in New York City.
Madison is home to dozens of venues for taking in movies, plays, musicals and concerts. The Daily Cardinal highlights some highly anticipated events happening on campus this fall semester, as well as a few movies and shows for you to enjoy in between studies!
Tarantino transports us back in time to the late 1960s in sunny Los Angeles during the peak of Hollywood, where movie stars were respected icons, but several in the industry were unable to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” follows former TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he and his stunt man Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) navigate through Hollywood in 1968-'69. Dalton is a fading actor best known for playing the fictional TV cowboy Jake Cahill in “Bounty Law,” an American television western series.
After “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel fans needed the next movie to be a bit of an emotional pick me up. And a brand-new solo adventure featuring the friendly neighborhood web slinger is exactly what was needed! “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sprang into theaters on July 1.
On the morning of April 12, the first trailer for what has been titled “The Rise of Skywalker” was shown to fans at a celebratory panel in Chicago. Much of the cast and crew were on hand for the premiere of the preview, which was soon made available online.
On Wednesday morning, April 3, comic book and movie fans were delighted, waking up to a gift. Hopping online, there was the premiere trailer for “Joker” — from director Todd Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) and starring Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.
One character in the Marvel cinematic universe stands out. He’s not a powerful god, a billionaire techno-genius, a wizard, a massive green monster, or an African king, but rather a smart-ass talking raccoon. Appearing in both “Guardians of the Galaxy” films and “Avengers: Infinity War," Rocket Raccoon, voiced by the exceptional Bradley Cooper, is without question the best character from the Marvel films.
Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” from 2017 was a film that so creatively examined racial tensions in the United States and gripped us to our cores that we’ll be analyzing the film for decades. Peele, in his second feature, crafts a film similar in style and energy, yet grounded and based on different societal themes that are executed profoundly well. “Us” is a monumental piece of cinema that is a gift to the horror genre.
Although Melissa McCarthy is best known for her unfiltered, aggressive and outright hilarious performances (“Bridesmaids”, “The Heat”), it’s clearly evident that this comedic genius is quite capable of tackling dramatic, darkly comedic roles as well. Such is the case in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” from director Marielle Heller, a rather different kind of film that can best be described as pleasantly enjoyable.
As I comb through the marketing (or lack thereof) in the wake of viewing “Velvet Buzzsaw,” I’m repeatedly confounded by director Dan Gilroy’s quasi-epithetic obsession as the creator of the fantastic 2014 neo-noir “Nightcrawler". While “Nightcrawler” knows exactly what it is in both grounded characterization and sensical narrative progression, “Velvet Buzzsaw” is a gross juxtaposition to such competency.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling, is the focal point of this middle-of-the-road biopic which is both beautiful to look at and hard to watch simultaneously.