Aaron Taylor Johnson

If these costumed super heroes are truly the gods of our time and the films that they are in each summer are our contemporary mythological canon, then these films should reflect our current understanding of each other, including visual representation of women and minorities, instead of parading out old narrative tropes and stereotypes as if they were steadfast truths.

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Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down Sequels are tough. Even if you’ve made a wildly successful first film. Even if you’ve had more than six movies to establish your continuity. Even if you have the deep pockets of a major studio like Disney. Even if you’ve got a director who’s incredibly good at writing ensembles. Sequels [...]

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The challenge for “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards was to utilize the big studio budget to respect the tenets of the kaiju film, take the premise dead seriously, and create some actual awe-inspiring cinematic moments. Considering the limitations of the genre, I’d say he more than succeeded.

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This week, Trevan and Trey talk Godzilla, the giant lizard’s return to form. Their reviews cover the first half of the podcast before moving on to welcome Molly Garrett, Joseph Tuzzolino, Erin Kennedy and Cody Hunt, four students from the Kansas City Art Institute featured in tonight’s film exhibition at the Alamo Drafthouse. If you don’t [...]

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