Tag Archive: Emma Stone

The Favorite (2018)

The Favorite (2018) In retrospect, the byzantine social milieu of the early 18th-century court of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is a good fit for the stylistic peccadilloes of Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos. Much… Continue reading

Maniac (2018)

Maniac (2018) Okay, Maniac takes a little explaining. Strap in. Two troubled people sign up for a secretive, experimental drug trial that promises to solve all their problems for good in three days… Continue reading

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes (2017) He made a bet. She made history. Loosely based on the infamous 1973 ‘boys vs. girls’ tennis match between three-time Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs and ladies champion Billie… Continue reading

La La Land (2016)

La La Land (2016) Here’s to the fools who dream. ‘Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem,’ sings an impassioned Emma Stone in La La Land, an enchantingly rich… Continue reading

Aloha (2015)

Aloha (2015) Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello. Remember the days when director Cameron Crowe made good films? Crowe’s early Oscar winning pictures, Jerry Maguire (1996) and the… Continue reading

Birdman (2014)

Birdman (2014) Aesthetically designed to challenge, inspire, frustrate, amaze and entertain, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) — his fifth feature since Amores Perros in 2000 —… Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro (2014)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro (2014) His greatest battle begins. With only a decade separating Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, one can’t help but… Continue reading