Jesse Weiner

Of all the major characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor has gotten the short end of the superhero stick. While audience members adore Iron Man’s charisma and Captain America’s bravery, some have yet to connect with the God of ...

There is no animation studio as acclaimed as Pixar, and few people know Pixar better than Virginia “Gini” Cruz Santos. Santos, a Filipina animator, has worked at Pixar Studios for nearly 20 years. She is most renowned for her animation ...

War is hell, and sometimes the demons follow you home. This is the message of Jason Hall’s directorial debut, “Thank You for Your Service.” The film, starring Miles Teller (“Whiplash,” “Divergent”), is based on David Finkel’s novel of the same ...

“If you were so fed up, why didn’t you say anything?” This question, which Saskia Schumann (Haley Bennett) asks her veteran husband Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), best sums up the film “Thank You for Your Service.” In his first directing ...

In a photograph of airline pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) smuggling drugs into an airplane with a member of the Colombian drug cartel, he is smiling directly at the camera. Likewise, it’s impossible to watch “American Made,” Cruise’s latest flick, ...

There’s a lot going against “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” Not only does it follow two critically acclaimed movies in the Lego franchise, “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Batman Movie,” but its subject matter is largely unknown by those over ...

As a college student, I’m constantly looking for an escape — something to take me out of the tedium of lectures and homework. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” did just that. While not perfect, the sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” ...

Words do not seem like the appropriate means with which to describe the film “Mother!”. Director Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Black Swan”) defies typical genre tropes and swings for the fences with this spellbinding cinematic experience. The film ...