Writer/Journalist. Slightly obsessed with film. Movie/music opinions are my own. Past bylines: @WashingtonPost, @outsmarthouston, @GalvNews
The "Ready or Not" filmmakers really came through here. The last two sequels were very much a mixed bag, so I appreciated this film taking things back to the basics of the franchise. While 2022's "Scream" relies a bit too heavy on fan nostalgia at times, I appreciated the commentary on toxic fandom. Plus, the original trio (Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox) were used perfectly. All three had their moments to shine, with Arquette in particular having some strong scenes.
I'm not sure how much life this franchise has left, but the filmmakers have proven Ghostface is still a pop culture icon.
She may not look like her real-life counterpart , but Nicole Kidman embodies Lucille Ball completely. From the voice to the attitude, Kidman chews the scenery each time she's on screen. The only chief complaint I have are the scenes recreating classic moments from "I Love Lucy" are just not as strong as the behind the scenes drama and production woes.
Nevertheless, "Being the Ricardos" is an interesting step back into 1950s Hollywood with fantastic performances all around.
"Wonder Woman" is not only the best DCEU film so far, it's a fantastic film on its own merits. It hardens back to classic action adventure films.
Does it drag in spots? Sure. Is the third act a bit too bombastic? Sure.
However, these are small criticisms in a movie that's largely fantastic. The movie is layered with the harsh truths of this world but also a lovely veil of compassion and love.
Patty and Gal, thank you for this.