ATTACK OF THE CLONES and the Tragedy of Good Intentions

The fundamental problem with the Star Wars prequels is that they’re a good story poorly told. When you lay out the narrative of the prequels on paper, beat for beat, it’s actually pretty compelling. At a time when galactic civilization had stagnated after a millennia of peace, evil quietly emerges, taking advantage of complacency and … Continue reading ATTACK OF THE CLONES and the Tragedy of Good Intentions

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Review: A Good Movie Suffocated by a Perfect One

Throughout Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast, Emma Thompson performs the voice of Mrs. Potts in a not-particularly-good impression of Angela Lansbury, and you’re left to wonder why they didn’t just get Angela Lansbury to do the movie. This, unfortunately, is Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast in a nutshell. A film so preoccupied … Continue reading BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Review: A Good Movie Suffocated by a Perfect One