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Wonder Woman, Or The Passion of Joan of Arc

Comparing two strong women
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright
Directed by Patty Jenkins

A virgin inspired by a divine sense of mission. A legendary sword. A bitter battlefield stalemate. And a France in need of saving. "Wonder Woman," the summer’s biggest hit, has been hailed for resurrecting one of the great heroines of the past. But the heroine being revived isn’t only the comic book phenomenon. It would be Joan of Arc, as well. The story of St. Joan was one of the strangest ... more >

The Fast and the Furious

Testosterone and super-fuel
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson
Directed by Justin Lin

It’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for! No, not when Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson throw each other through a series of windows, as they sweat nails in a scuffle only missing a cage (but the moment when The Rock spits out broken glass is precious.) It’s rather when, after surviving an urban warfare ambush in a armor-plated Humvee, these two macho adversaries lock ... more >