summer blockbusters

"Die Hard"

"Die Hard"

The true greatness of “Die Hard” lies not in its relationship to Christmas, but its status as one of the best studio action films of all time. It features a great premise, brilliant set pieces, memorable quotes, a screwed-tight script and career-making performances from stars Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman (in his first film).

The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Season

The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Season

In honor of the occasion, I’ve rebooked the perfect blockbuster season, taking the best summer movies since 1975 (when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” provided the perfect mix between crowd-pleasing fun and action-filled suspense) until last year. For five weeks in May and July, and four in June and August, I map out a season that even the snobbiest cinephile would have a ball with.