Disney’s revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty looks different a year after its release, not because the hype has died down, but because it now feels more like part of a marketing wave than a stand-alone movie.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies pile up, Winter Soldier starts to represent a watershed, a sign that it’s possible to respect the series’ needs but still produce a flavorful movie.
Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic arrived surrounded by a storm of controversy. How does it look now that the skies have cleared?
Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated homage to creativity was 2014’s first big success story. But how does it hold up once the element of surprise is removed?
A Kevin Hart/Ice Cube buddy comedy livened up the sleepy January season last year, grossing more than $150 million. How does it look as we enter a year filled with Kevin Hart movies?
How does Martin Scorsese’s controversial story of high finance and low morals look now that the shouting has stopped?
The late-in-the-year blockbuster surprise confirmed the Disney machine was back and running at full power. One year later, what can we learn from its unexpected mega-success?
Re-examining Gravity 12 months after its meteoric launch, it’s easy to see the flaws—and what an impressive and immense commercial it is for the theatrical cinematic experience.
Denis Villeneuve’s thriller emerged as an early awards contender thanks to a festival appearance, but the real world had other plans.
Great expectations greeted Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 follow-up, Elysium, yet a tepid response followed. How does the allegorical science-fiction action film look from a year’s distance?
Reuniting the team responsible for the Pirates Of The Caribbean series, The Lone Ranger cast Johnny Depp as an eccentric outsider in an Old West filled with greedy villains and supernatural weirdness. Audiences didn’t go for it, but they missed a strange, ambitious film.
Zack Snyder’s highly destructive take on Superman debuted to a mixed reception. A year on, it remains one of the most divisive blockbusters of the past several years.
A new column looking at the previous year’s biggest films from a distance commences with a return visit to Star Trek Into Darkness, a Star Trek series entry with a positive reputation that started nosediving almost immediately after its release.