By Valerie Kalfrin Helen Mirren looks gleeful in her few moments in “F9: The Fast Saga.” “Get the e-brake for me, would you?” she says, driving a Noble M600 away from a London jewelry store with the cops hot on her tail. They want the emerald and diamond necklace she lifted moments earlier that looks oh-so-chic with her white outfit and zebra-patterned boots. Vin Diesel, … Continue reading Although uneven, The “FAST & Furious” Franchise also has fierce women
Year: 2020 Runtime: 2 hours, 31 minutes Director: Patty Jenkins Written by: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen By Valerie Kalfrin With its message of kindness and empathy, “Wonder Woman 1984” offers a soothing balm in a pandemic-weary year, even if getting there is a muddled journey. A regal and radiant Gal Gadot (“Justice … Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman 1984
Regardless of your opinion on the merits (or lack thereof) of Batman vs Superman, there was a clear winner that came out of it all. Though only in the film for a handful of scenes it was immediately obvious that Diana, aka Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), was going to be a force to be reckoned with in her own solo film.
This film also came at a perfect time for the DCEU. While the MCU was racking up critical and box office successes, they were yet to have a solo film for any of their female characters or a film directed by a woman. DC decided to buck that trend and handed the reins of one of their trinity to Patty Jenkins. It came as a bit of a surprise, given the last film she had directed was “Monster” in 2003, and a far cry from a superhero film. Continue reading ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry No. 2: Wonder Woman