Month: July 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

by Lance Tilford | Posted in The Wayward Critic | No Comments

Just when you were thinking you might get a little bored and complacent with the Marvel universe, along comes this wildly goofy, stylistically autistic adventure that is Marvel’s most cosmic outing yet. The prologue shows us young Peter Quill having to say goodbye to his dying mother; in his grief, he runs out into a […]

Under the Skin

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As mesmerizing as it is perplexing, Under the Skin can be, alternately, a tease, a head-scratching bore, and a feast for the eyes and mind. It is purposefully obtuse, speaking in broad artistic strokes rather than dialogue (which is scant, and in the cast of the Scottish men, almost impossible to understand). Scarlett Johansson is […]

Snowpiercer & Elysium

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This week, from the comfort of your own home, you can get a double dose of post-apocalyptic grit-n-fury with Snowpiercer, being released simultaneously in theatres and on VOD, and Elysium, which has just hit premium cable. Both movies deal with the heady issue of income inequality (which is apparently only going to get worse as […]

Edge of Tomorrow

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I dread Tom Cruise movies because they are always stamped “TOM CRUISE MOVIE” in bold strokes from the promotion building up to the release and right through the movie itself. The problem being that we never know if we’re going to see perfectly cast Tom Cruise (Risky Business, Rain Man, Jerry Maguire) or “he wishes” […]