There’s never really been much at stake in the Evil Dead movies beyond Bruce Campbell’s dignity; the fun has always lain in the feisty, disposable human characters messing with supernatural forces beyond their control.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Again with the multiverse: At this point, the everything-everywhere-all-at-onceness of inter-dimensional storytelling is getting tired.
Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning
There is a gladiatorial subtext to every new Tom Cruise stunt: “Are you not entertained?” he seems to ask as he sticks the HALO jump or motorcycle landing, over and over again.
Points to Greta Gerwig for finessing her new project’s teaser trailer into an homage to the most monolithic art-movie auteur of all time—a good way to get the internet buzzing (and bitching) about what, exactly, Barbie will be.
Whatever you think of the nu-Halloween trilogy, the prospect of a direct sequel to The Exorcist—one with Ellen Burstyn on board, no less—is hard to dismiss.
Dune: Part Two
Because its predecessor was a pleasant surprise—artistically as well as commercially, with a genuine sense of scale and wonder—Dune: Part Two will carry weighty expectations, and yet it’s becoming increasingly difficult to bet against its director.