I knew Chadwick Boseman was a bona fide star after his brief but savory introduction in Captain America: Civil War. Consider the challenge he’s posed as an actor just joining the fray of the MCU. He dons the Black Panther suit in the space of 3 scenes, but before he does, he has to prove he can wear the superhero get-up and do so convincingly. Continue reading
Legacy, in its broadest sense, is what we leave behind. It’s what we pass on to our children and so forth. The choices we make, the sins we commit, or perhaps the conflicts we leave unresolved; the things we do in our lifetime can echo across generations. The Place Beyond The Pines takes the notion of legacy and reveals its devastating impact on the lives that follow one another down a disastrous road. Using a three-part structure, writer and director Derek Cianfrance tells the story of two separate fathers, and how a small coincidence has huge repercussions for their respective sons. Think twice before seeing this film. This is not for the hopeful. Pines will take you to a place filled with guilt, tragedy, and no easy answers. It will leave you broken.