“John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017): The Marksman’s Marker (Review)

“John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017): The Marksman’s Marker (Review)

To what extent can the law’s ultimate body and voice be exempt from its own rules? We may have to wait for the next movie…

“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (2010) (Episodes 1-3): The Bloody, Messy Beginning of a Legend (TV Review)

“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (2010) (Episodes 1-3): The Bloody, Messy Beginning of a Legend (TV Review)

Four years ago, I attended my very first early screening. It wasn’t a movie or a sneak peek at a trailer. It was for the…

Vivek’s 10 Favorite Films of 2016

Vivek’s 10 Favorite Films of 2016

Happy Anniversary, CineKatz! It’s been an honor to have been with this site for four years now. I have been thrilled to renew and refine…

“Rogue One” Is Not Canon

“Rogue One” Is Not Canon

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story contradicts the established facts of Star Wars. Merits of the film aside, it is, for that reason, an illegitimate…

“Kubo and the Two Strings” (2016): Stop Motion At Its Most Moving (Review)

“Kubo and the Two Strings” (2016): Stop Motion At Its Most Moving (Review)

Mythology comes to life in Laika Animation’s new masterpiece Kubo and The Two Strings. Maybe this reveals more about me than about the films, but…

“The Aviator” (2004): A Burning Boyhood (Review)

“The Aviator” (2004): A Burning Boyhood (Review)

I am genuinely amazed at just how well this films holds up today. It has probably been exactly a decade since I’ve watched this, and…

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): The Sudden Silencing of Inspiration (Review)

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): The Sudden Silencing of Inspiration (Review)

Can a film functioning presented as a prequel to a much-beloved work of genuine art craft or rework its inspiration into a valuable and resonant…

“Hacksaw Ridge” (2016): A Profile of Standing Courage in a Year of Kneeling (Review)

“Hacksaw Ridge” (2016): A Profile of Standing Courage in a Year of Kneeling (Review)

Is 2016 the year of Mel Gibson? It may be too early to tell, but between starring in the action epic Blood Father and then…

“Ghostbusters,” “Jason Bourne,” & “Star Trek Beyond” (2016): Out with the Old, In with the Nu (Review)

“Ghostbusters,” “Jason Bourne,” & “Star Trek Beyond” (2016): Out with the Old, In with the Nu (Review)

I have a new rule. From now on, whenever a franchise is remade or rebooted with either an identical title or same basic premise, I…

“Uncharted” (2007-16): The Four Adventures of Nathan Drake (Review)

“Uncharted” (2007-16): The Four Adventures of Nathan Drake (Review)

The Uncharted (PS3 – PS4) series is a quadrilogy of action-adventure video games by Naughty Dog, the famous Sony Playstation developers of the Crash Bandicoot…