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Monday, May. 4, 2020
Just three months ago Anthony and Joe Russo (aka the Russo brothers) received the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award for their historic contributions to the art of cinema and television.
The Russos are the only...
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020
The big-budget action thriller "Extraction" belongs, in many ways, to another world.
It's set in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It's in this urban sea of people and traffic that Chris Hemsworth's battle-scarred mercenary engages in...
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively poured over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones...
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018
After 10 years of lean, threadbare, Lilliputian tales, Marvel Studios has, thank heavens, finally decided to go big.
The scale of "Avengers: Infinity War," of course, isn't a departure for Marvel. It's an apotheosis. But is it possible to supersize what is already colossal? "Infinity War...
Monday, May. 2, 2016
Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises. There must be a breaking point, right? Especially at movie four, five, six and beyond. There are exceptions, sure, but even the painstakingly plotted Marvel films have had low points...
Monday, Apr. 4, 2016
It doesn’t get much more patriotic than Captain America and the Super Bowl. And that’s just part of the creative range of work being turned out by the Russo brothers—Anthony and Joe—whose directorial exploits encompass high-profile theatrical features, TV, commercials and branded content....