Film

NOSELL

I saw ‘Swiss Army Man’ alone at 9:45am on Independence Day in an empty mall theater, halfway undergoing construction, in Gurnee, Illinois. I had read about a thousand think pieces as to why it’s okay to go to the theater alone, but I still felt terribly anxious as I waddled across the parking lot. How do I explain to the cashier that this is the only time convenient for me to see the farting boner corpse movie?

NOSELL

While Spielberg’s grasp on the film-going audience may be flickering, the moments of brilliance are still there, as strong as ever.

NOSELL

An updated live action version of the Tarzan’s original story could have been an opportunity for a great action-romance film that explored issues like race, colonialism, history and love, or anything else for that matter. Instead, “The Legend of Tarzan” uses these issues more as plot devices rather than ideas to be examined.

NOSELL

Have we met the end of the McConnaissance?

NOSELL

“The Lobster” is funny because it’s clever, but you’re too busy holding your breath to laugh.

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To avoid beating around the bush, “Dory” does not go above and beyond the originality of “Finding Nemo.” But truth be told, it’s a very high bar to set, and a bar that “Dory” manages to at least meet, if not exceed.

NOSELL

“You have to make sure it’s something that you love telling so much that you, even when it's not working on year three, you're still gonna get out of bed and work on it. We had to make sure that this idea was the same.”

NOSELL

If “Warcraft” doesn’t immediately alienate you, it will likely grab you.

NOSELL

‘Now You See Me: The Second Act’ gets too caught up trying to be flashy and grandiose, causing it to fail in providing its audience some substance.

NOSELL

Despite the same quality of scary moments, ‘The Conjuring 2’ ’s story didn’t play quite as well as the first iteration.