Tag Archive: Travis Johnson

The Front Runner (2018)

The Front Runner (2018) The Week America Went Tabloid On the surface, The Front Runner is about the undoing of Democratic Presidential candidate Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), whose sure-to-win 1988 run at the… Continue reading

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) All art is dangerous. Surely somebody must have floated the title Art Attack at some point in the development process but, sadly, if they did it didn’t get far, and… Continue reading

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

On the Basis of Sex (2018) It was a man’s world. So she changed it. In 1970, lawyer Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer) brings to the attention of his wife, law professor Ruth Bader… Continue reading

The Mule (2018)

The Mule (2018) Nobody Runs Forever The Mule, the latest effort from Clint Eastwood, is kind of two movies in one, and Eastwood is pretty clearly only interested in making one of them.… Continue reading

The Hate U Give (2018)

The Hate U Give (2018) Two worlds, one voice, no going back High school student Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) walks between two worlds, living with her parents in the crime-troubled and economically depressed… Continue reading

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Jennifer’s Body (2009) She’s evil … and not just high school evil. Former squeaky-clean nerdy girl Anita ‘Needy’ Lesnicki (Amanda Seyfried) narrates her tale of woe from a padded cell, as all good… Continue reading

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Bow to No One A plot breakdown of Mary Queen of Scots is a big ask, especially if you want to take into account the political, religious, and… Continue reading

Bird Box (2018)

Bird Box (2018) Never Lose Sight of Survival Bird Box, Netflix’s latest smash hit original film, sees America’s Sweetheart (that title is for life) Sandra Bullock as prickly, emotionally isolated, and pregnant artist… Continue reading

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Outcast. Survivor. Legend. On paper it seems like a no-brainer: get Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis, the most famous and accomplished motion capture actor in history, to direct a… Continue reading

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