Category: 4K Action

Batman (1989) 4K UHD Review

This Town Needs an Enema Batman ‘89 is a movie caught between expectations of camp and genre maturity. It’s empty entertainment, a bizarre if heavenly beautiful studio feature unsure …

Batman Returns 4K UHD Review

A Die for a Die “I’m no cat,” sneers Michelle Pfeiffer, seconds before she’s pushed through a window and turns into, of course, Catwoman. Director Tim Burton has a …

Batman Forever 4K UHD Review

Not This Forever, Please It figures this is the Batman to deal with morality in vigilantism. Bruce Wayne warns sidekick Robin about what it means to take a life …

Batman & Robin 4K UHD Review

The Heat is On Step back for a moment. Ignore Tim Buron’s Batman. Let the shenanigans of Batman & Robin live on their own. Batman crashes through the roof …

Batman Begins 4K UHD Review

Sloppy Start The first act of Batman Begins creates a perfect billionaire. The idea is to make the audience empathetic to rich, powerful people. That’s key. Bruce Wayne’s father …

The Dark Knight 4K UHD Review

Decent Men in an Indecent Time The masterstroke of The Dark Knight is disrupting Batman fandom. He’s not a good guy. He’s not a hero. The Dark Knight redirects …

The Dark Knight Rises 4K UHD Review

Rising Above Recession Bane was born of the recession. He’s a villain looking to reshape society, shifting things away from the rich. Setting a siege in the stock exchange, …

Black Hawk Down 4K UHD Review

Unrelenting Saving Private Ryan introduced an audience to what war was. Black Hawk Down showed what war still is. Black Hawk Down shatters the mythology of contemporary combat being …

Hellboy II 4K UHD Review

Get Me Big Baby Yes, Hellboy II is flush with comic book, fantasy action. Sword fights and magic fights and tree fights and gun fights; Hellboy II relishes them …

Mortal Engines 4K UHD Review

Mortal Wound “Municipal Darwinism” is what the fascist ruler of a mobile London calls his attacks on smaller cities. In Mortal Engines, where an apocalypse some 200 years ago …

Bumblebee 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Buzzing Bumblebee’s success is easy to chart. For one, it’s less than two hours rather than the tiring, overlong mainline films in the Transformers series. And second, it’s self-mocking. …