This Tim Burton-produced affair from director James
Bobin certainly has the feel of a trippy Burton fantasy, not to
mention the presences of Burton stalwarts Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham
Carter (as the Mad Hatter and Iracebeth, respectively).
There is a delicious thrill in watching a completely
dialed-in performer tackle a truly larger-than-life character, one of
those outsized personalities that can dominate a story, crowding out
others, even the presumed protagonists.
We’re in the last stages of the primary season, so forgive
me for talking about a revolution; just know that I’m definitely not
talking about overthrowing the political establishment of either party
or embarking on a course of transformative economic shifts.
Developed by Seth Rogen and
frequent contributor/childhood friend Evan Goldberg along with Breaking Bad writer/producer Sam Catlin, Preacher brings to life the dark graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
As a film critic preaching the gospel of
critical thinking in a world locked into the mainstream belief that
math, science and technology are the only fields of study that matter,
writer-director Matt Brown’s new biopic offers a persuasive — and quite surprising — counter-argument.
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin)
knows the simple secret for creating a down-and-dirty little indie
thriller: Introduce us to smart, funny characters, but don’t feel the
need to burden them with cluttered backstories.
Cooking shows are a dime a dozen today,
with several networks and daytime TV series devoted to foodie
entertainment. But a true culinary documentary is rare. Enter Netflix,
which offers two original programs that examine food in a beautiful,