The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies: Ranked #26 – #1

Happy Thanksgiving!  At ArtHouseFilmWire, we are very thankful for Marvel Studios and their vast collection of blockbuster flicks.  To help celebrate the U.S.’s Turkey Day and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, this is a great time to look at our MCU movie ranking: from #26 to #1.  We hope that you enjoy this stroll down Marvel Movie-Memory Lane! 26.  “Eternals” (2021) – In 5,000 B.C., Arishem, a goliath space being, sent 10 superheroes (called Eternals, of course) to Earth to fight a race of hunters that look like dinosaurs…

‘C’mon C’mon’ is a beautiful but untethered journey

“C’mon C’mon” (2021) – Writer/director Mike Mills’ last two films – “Beginners” (2010) and “20th Century Women” (2016) – look to the past. His past.  “Beginners” – starring Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor, and Melanie Laurent – is based on Mills’ dad.  Hal (Plummer) comes out during his golden years, and Plummer won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his revelatory performance.  Six years later, Mills turns to his mother with “20th Century Women”, as Annette Bening plays Dorothea, a single mom who reaches out to a 30-something (Greta Gerwig) and…

‘Julia’: An enjoyable, breezy, and well-prepared doc

“Julia” (2021) – “Don’t be afraid of failure.” – Julia Child Good advice! Julia Child – television’s premiere cooking personality, who paved the way for hundreds (or is it thousands or tens of thousands?) of local, national, and worldwide on-air chefs – took her advice.  Naturally, she was speaking about culinary gymnastics, but directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West – the dynamic documentary-duo behind “RBG” (2018) and “My Name is Pauli Murray” (2021) – clearly reveal that Ms. Child applied those same principles outside the kitchen as well.  Cohen and…