I saw Thor: Ragnarok earlier this week and let me start by saying I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m a big fan of director Taika Waititi, if you haven’t seen What We Do In The Shadows or Hunt for the Wilderpeople yet you should do so immediately. He's brought humor back to the Thor films, restoring Thor back to his cocksure self, which plays incredibly well with Waititi’s sense of comedy.
Unfortunately, even Waititi can’t solve Marvel’s villain problem.
What responsibility is placed on a filmmaker when the crux of a role centers around a disability?
Suburbicon is a dumpster fire of squandered potential. In spite of having the Coen brothers as writers, and George Clooney as the director, Suburbicon manages to bore and repulse. Set against the backdrop of a fictional suburbia (literally called Suburbicon) that is 99.9% White, the film takes a simultaneously ham fisted, and yet too subtle swing at highlighting blindness towards race.
Lots of daddy issues in the box office this week.
These films explore “foreign” as a label.
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