The Godzilla Option

June 4, 2019 Thomas P. Harmon 6

“You’re a monster!” screams Madison Russell (played by Millie Bobby Brown) in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She screams this at her mother, Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), who has just made the decision to […]

Film & Music

The End of History in “Avengers: Endgame”

April 26, 2019 Titus Techera 4

Leading up to Avengers: Endgame, Marvel movies were fairly bad at characterization. A few villains were sophisticated characters you could understand—above all Thanos, who is tragic—but not so the beloved heroes. This tendency to create […]

The Dispatch

In Memoriam: Albert Finney

February 14, 2019 Titus Techera 10

Albert Finney has died. He was one of the last great mid-century character actors, nominated for five Oscars—he was wonderful almost every time he appeared on screen and he had the good luck of becoming […]