People have been saying a lot of things about “Joker” — that it’s pretentious, that it might inspire someone to do a mass shooting, that an American city during that time period would have mercury-vapor lighting instead of sodium-vapor so there would be more blueish light instead of yellow.
Because it’s 2019 and monetizing on 1980s nostalgia is very in right now, “The Shining” came back to theaters paired with a special sneak peek of its sequel, “Doctor Sleep,” which sounds like the name of a third-tier Marvel hero and will probably be dreadful.
For the latest placeholder until “The Joker” comes out we have “Downton Abbey,” a continuation of the popular PBS television series. It is a classic British type of movie, where you’re not sure a joke has been made until someone makes funny eyebrows and everyone is bustling about on their wa…
“Spider-man: Far From Home” is set in the Marvel universe, so it’s a CGI-driven movie with a plot full of heavy-handed allegories and vaguely amusing jokes that will generate billions of dollars for Disney. This one has Tom Holland in it though, so it is kind of charming.