Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
Over the past sixteen years Sean Burns’ reviews, interviews and essays have appeared in Philadelphia Weekly, The Improper Bostonian, Metro, The Boston Herald, Nashville Scene, Time Out New York, Philadelphia City Paper and The House Next Door. He stashes them all at Spliced Personality.
A look at the character-defining aspect of the chase in Michael Mann's "Heat," "Manhunter," and "Public Enemies," on the eve of the release of "Blackhat."
You've been told that Superman not a "relatable" character. After all, he's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and all that jazz. How is a disgruntled, debt-ridden, under-employed 21st century audience supposed to identify with a character who's basically a God? That's the wrong question to ask, argues Sean Burns.