Author: John DiLillo

Writer and student based in New York. Ask me about my Blu-Ray copy of The Book of Henry.

Amazon’s Proposed ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Misses the Point of Middle-Earth

A rumored "Young Aragorn" story flies directly in the face of what made Tolkien's work so special.

The Tom Cruise Renaissance

Our last remaining movie star has made the latter half of his career into a showcase for white-knuckle thrill rides…

The Horrors of ‘Eighth Grade’

Bo Burnham's coming-of-age film is part of a new movement that draws on the tone and aesthetics of horror without…

When Marvel Continuity Goes Wrong

This month's charming 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is another victim of the MCU crossover machine.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and Iconography Cannibalism

The latest dinosaur romp abandons '90s nostalgia and instead gets high on its own supply.

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Review: Boots Riley’s Debut is a Trippy Delight

Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson shine in one of the best movies of the year.

Movies Don’t Have to Define You

It's okay to let go.

Zack Snyder’s ‘The Fountainhead’ Has Been a Long Time Coming

The director's career has been paved with Ayn Rand's toxic ideology.

How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Makes the Galaxy Smaller

The latest 'Star Wars' movie turns the iconic franchise into a pile of required reading.

Ron Howard’s ‘Willow’ Points to an Uncertain Future for the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

The director's messily charming fantasy turns 30 this week, just in time for Howard's return to Lucasfilm.