2 Best Releases Starring Joe Morton

The Spool Staff


America's first furtive step into returning to in-person film festivals, Tribeca is coming soon -- and here's what we're looking forward to. As more and more people get vaccinated, COVID cases drop, and the world starts to take its first furtive steps back out into theaters, it was only a matter of time before film festivals would follow suit. And here we are with this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which runs June 9-20 in in-person screenings across all five boroughs in New York City, with a virtual component running simultaneously. It's an exciting and daunting endeavor, a sign that The Movies May Be Back, Baby; and with the fifty-plus features playing at the fest, alongside a host of shorts, TV presentations, and the like, there's plenty to look forward to. Here's a sample of the things we want to see most. (And yes, we know In the Heights is opening the fest -- we'll have our own review on that soon.) [Clint Worthington, founder and editor-in-chief] Continue Reading →

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Watch afterBlack Widow (2021), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), The Suicide Squad (2021),
StarringWillem Dafoe,
MPAA RatingR
StudioDC Films, Warner Bros. Pictures

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a good movie. Its cast brings the famous DC superhero team to life through performances that range from reliably solid to very strong. Its action is clear, creative, and in a few places downright stupendous. Its thematic work is interesting, both on its own and in the greater context of its long and winding road to existence. There are multiple moments that qualify as full-on fantastic filmmaking, sequences that successfully connect western superheroes to the larger-than-life feeling of mystical Arthurian lore. To put it simply, I like it. I like it a bunch. Continue Reading →