JamesM has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★

    Meh. This is the first Marvel movie I've seen in many years, and it confirmed that I'll never be able to get back into this franchise. The characters are underdeveloped, the action scenes are run of the mill, and there's severe tonal whiplash. It feels like Chloe Zhao wanted to make something more somber and epic than other Marvel movies, but that tone is ruined whenever Kingo opens his mouth. Also, as if one bad comic relief character wasn't enough,…

  • The Terror

    The Terror

    ★★

    The Terror is a film that cannot be properly discussed without mentioning its notoriously troubled production. Right after Roger Corman completed The Raven, he had Leo Gordon quickly come up with the basic plot of a Gothic horror film and shot all of Boris Karloff's scenes in two days. The plan was to come up with a proper script later and shoot the rest of the film at a convenient time, but things got messy and Corman ended up having…