Author Archive: Joe Sanders
Joe Sanders is a playwright and college instructor in Kalamazoo, MI. He has a master's degree in playwriting and a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University, where he currently teaches thought and writing.
Godfrey Reggio has made a career out of creating non-verbal films. This is not the same as silent films, which craft a story through pantomime and text boxes. Reggio instead edits together these feature length visual poems to try to convey a narrative to his audience. In my opinion, whatever narrative he’s trying to create […]
The best way to go into any movie is with low expectations. If you expect perfection, you will be disappointed, but if you expect an unwatchable travesty, then you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised. My expectations for the new Robocop were about as low as possible. This was not because I have some loyalty to the […]
I had no idea what to expect going into this one. Elijah Wood (Wilfred) always interests me as an actor, and I don’t usually care for John Cusack (Being John Malkovich), so to see them as adversaries in a cat and mouse thriller instilled no clue as to what I was about to watch. Wood […]
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the best novels ever written. The questions it raises about playing God, and the responsibility that comes along with creating new life either in a laboratory or through parenthood is really interesting. I, Frankenstein toys with those same ideas in order to fill time before big elaborate fight sequences. […]
Today, Warner Bros. announced that Zack Snyder will be directing their Justice League movie probably sometime around the summer of 2018. Snyder, who has already turned out one extremely disappointing DC movie with Man of Steel, and is in production on the sequel Batman vs. Superman has to be one of the worst choices I […]
It’s difficult to summarize The Best Offer because it’s impossible to see how the separate storylines are ever going to intersect. The film centers around Virgil (Geoffrey Rush; The King’s Speech), who is an art expert and auctioneer who appraises newly discovered pieces by famous artists, verifies their authenticity, and tells the owner how much […]