Tom Cruise

War of the Worlds (2005)

We begin our Halloween series with a film I’ve wanted to do for a long time:  Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.  It’s an uneven, interesting take on the alien invasion flick, rejiggered for the post-9/11 socio-cultural climate. I’ve long been curious how a rewatch would affect my opinion of it.  Travis and I join up…

Read More

Mission Impossible III

Hey, y’all!  This week on Cinemavino, we take another long look at an epic spy sequel:  Mission Impossible III.  MI3 came at an odd juncture in Tom Cruise’s career.  He was at the peak of his box office power, and yet his reputation had taken an enormous hit from his recent outspokenness about Scientology, and his whirlwind romance…

Read More