Criminally Overrated: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
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Criminally Overrated: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is insipid because the whole plot is designed to deliver set…

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Holy Hell! Mission: Impossible Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Mission: Impossible Turns 20

When Mission: Impossible premiered in 1996, nobody predicted it would spawn one of Hollywood’s most…

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Holy Hell! Interview with the Vampire Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Interview with the Vampire Turns 20

It is easy to blame novelist Anne Rice for having paved the road for weirdly…

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Criminally Underrated: Tom Cruise
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Criminally Underrated: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has never won an Oscar. In a sense, that’s not all that notable.…

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Year by Year: Worst Summer Movies (1985-1994)
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Year by Year: Worst Summer Movies (1985-1994)

Summer at the box office is the season of promise, a time when loud trailers…

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Re-make/Re-model: Abre Los Ojos vs. Vanilla Sky
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Re-make/Re-model: Abre Los Ojos vs. Vanilla Sky

The inherent peril of Hollywood remaking a recently successful foreign film is that, unlike updating…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Mission: Impossible
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Mission: Impossible

There is a strange sort of genius in Brian De Palma directing an ostentatious summer…

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Oblivion
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Oblivion

In his current iteration, Tom Cruise has settled into the easy-lifting of an action hero.…

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Jack Reacher
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Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise remembers the ‘80s, and it seems he hopes you remember them too. Why…

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Re-make/Re-model: The War of the Worlds (1953) vs. War of the Worlds (2005)
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Re-make/Re-model: The War of the Worlds (1953) vs. War of the Worlds (2005)

Given their respective release dates, you’d think the two most prominent film adaptations of H.G.…

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