Joe Cornish's film is vigilant in its positivity and hope for the future at nearly every turn.
It recognizes that the thinly veiled secret of Wolverine’s loner act is that he’s always been a cog of some kind.
The film is an unambiguous endorsement of violent revolt as the only effective response to such inhuman savagery.
This fascinating, ironic, dry telling of the legendary Burke and Hare story receives one of Shout! Factory’s very best transfers.
It only conveys the awesome strangeness of its characters and their universe when director Brian Singer breaks away from the perpetual build-up of the film’s unwieldy plot.
With dubious scruples, and much Broadway-style caterwauling, the film imagines what The Wizard of Oz would look like with a should-have-gone-straight-to-video chimney on her.
Patrick Stewart’s performance is practically an argument for Stephen Belber to take the actor on the road as a one-man spoken-word act.
I recently talked to the actor and director about their long-term friendship, and about the two plays at the Cort Theatre.