2014 definitely wasn’t 2013 in terms of churning out great film after great film, but there were a few great films out there if you were willing to dig a little bit for them.
Back in October, I wrote an opinion column praising Pope Francis as a convener of all people, including the non-religious like myself. Up until this point my praise and support for Pope Francis has been nearly unwavering–until he gave his thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo office shooting in Paris. On his way to the Philippines, […]
This year’s Oscar nominations brought many disappointments, most noticeably the lack of racial diversity in the actors and actresses nominated for awards. In fact, if it wasn’t for the Foreign Language Film category, I would be surprised if any of the directors, actors or actresses who will walk away with awards are not Caucasian. Much […]
Editor’s note: Kyle Arensdorf reviews movies for the Kernel. Here are the first five of the Top 10 movies of 2014. Check tomorrow’s paper for the rest of the list. 10. “Beyond the Lights” (Gina Prince-Bythewood) Due to a completely misguided marketing campaign, “Beyond the Lights” was dealt an unfairly poor hand and had […]
Marvel’s latest shows room for improvement Marvel’s Agent Carter blessed the comic book world with the extremely rare concept of a TV series with a lead female character when it premiered on ABC Jan. 6. Hayley Atwell is a godsend. In the two-hour premiere, she managed to make Carter come off as fun, capable and […]
If Hollywood can overlook a film like “Argo” using a white guy from Boston to play a role with the last name Mendez, I don’t think a black man playing James Bond will be the end of the world, especially when you consider that it might be by an actor as talented as Elba.