Tag: Morgan Freeman

Glory 4K UHD Review

Union Faults Before Glory’s climactic charge on a Confederate fort, star Denzel Washington speaks openly to his white superior, played by Matthew Broderick. The discussion turns to what each …

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, …

The Sum of All Fears 4K UHD Review

Summarizing Nukes It’s unnerving how unusually prescient the Jack Ryan films tend be. Not long after 9/11, as nations stood on alert for Middle Eastern terrorists, Sum of All …

Ben-Hur (2016) Blu-ray Review

Ben-Hurting Ben-Hur 2016 closes with a pop song, Andra Day’s “The Only Way Out.” Appropriate in a lyrical sense, if indicative of Ben-Hur’s wholly contemporary, too splashy approach. The …

London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review

Action Has Fallen With an insipid idea, the Olympus Has Fallen movie-verse continues in this sequel, placing its ludicrous kick-stab-shoot patriotism into London. Gerard Butler wails on terrorists who …

Ted 2 Blu-ray Review

Ted (2) Clubber Lang While lacking the imaginative wit of the first movie, Ted 2 hunkers down into a comedic run without any concern for offense. Seth McFarlane blasts …

Momentum Blu-ray Review

A vicious action thriller pitting Olga Kurylenko against James Purefoy Momentum is a female-driven action vehicle meant to start a new franchise. Lead actress Olga Kurylenko battles it out …

Ted 2 Review

Return of the bear Ted 2 is homophobic, transphobic, racephobic, joggerphobic, nerdphobic, sex workerphobic – almost precisely in that order. Seth McFarlane’s work is relentlessly phobic but he has …