Corey Johnson

While multiplex fantasy remains an extravagantly caped boys' club, a stealthy gender inquiry is taking place in more specialized sci-fi territory, with Alex Garland's brittle, beautiful "Ex Machina" its latest slyly thoughtful line of questioning.
High seas pirate drama gets it right.
It’s not fashionable to admire 'terrorists' anymore. The Battle of Algiers (1966), once a darling of the world’s art house buffs, has lost its revered status through the ravages of time and a movie audience that prefers its action to have...