Rob reviews director Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic The Jungle Book starring Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba. Expect more video reviews in the near future, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Crooked Table YouTube channel for all the latest from CrookedTable.com!
Most moviegoers may not know who Jeff Nichols is, but the director has been steadily gaining praise from critics for the contemplative, thematically rich work he’s delivered since bursting onto the scene less than a decade ago. Each of his first three films (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud) gradually pushed Nichols closer to the mainstream, and his latest release, Midnight Special, serves as his much-anticipated entrance into big-studio world. But does the film — his fourth consecutive collaboration with actor Michael Shannon — retain the strong voice that brought Nichols to prominence in the first place?
Jumpcut gets extreme for the first-person action thrill ride Hardcore Henry for a two-minute spoiler-free review. Expect more of these quick film reviews in the near future, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Crooked Table YouTube channel for all the latest from CrookedTable.com!