‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ is a trippy dirge

A sentionaut in 'Beyond The Black Rainbow'
A sentionaut in ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’

[rating=3]Starring: Eva Allen, Michael Rogers and Scott Hylands
Director(s): Panos Cosmatos
Writer(s): Panos Cosmatos

Beyond The Black Rainbow is a horror/science fiction fever dream. More stream of conscious than narrative, director Panos Cosmatos creates a film inspired by midnight movies and those horrifying VHS boxes that decorated mom-and-pop video stores in the 1980s.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is better than Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man 3’ … but not ‘Spider-Man 2’

Andrew Garfield (as Spider-Man) and Emma Stone in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
Andrew Garfield (as Spider-Man) and Emma Stone in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

[rating=3]Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field,
Director(s): Marc Webb
Writer(s): James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, from a story by Vanderbilt, original comic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

The Amazing Spider-Man is a much better film than Spider-Man 3The Amazing Spider-Man is not as good as Spider-Man 2, but the two films do share some strands of DNA. One of ASM’s screenwriters, Alvin Sargent, worked on the screenplays for both previous Spidey movie entries; he is joined byZodiac alumni, James Vanderbilt and perennial Harry Potter screenwriter, Steve Kloves. Director Marc Webb and the screenwriters build a compelling Spider-Man film that is more emotionally truthful to the source material than it is the minutia.

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