A Bomb in the Lasagna: “Doctor Strange” is Far Out, Man

Even for a studio that made huge box office returns out of space raccoons and Ant-Man, Doctor Strange feels like a bit of a gamble. The adventures of the good doctor have always been among some of Marvel’s most esoteric, and the free-form psychedelic odysseys packed to the rafters with pseudo-Lovecraftian names make them hard material to…

Second Breakfast: ‘A Bigger Splash’

A Bigger Splash (2015) The Plot: Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton), a world-famous rock star, and her documentarian boyfriend Paul De Smedt (Matthias Schoenaerts) are enjoying a private vacation/medical recovery session after Marianne severely damages her vocal chords in concert. Their Mediterranean lovers’ retreat meets an early end when an old friend, Harry Hawkes (Ralph Fiennes),…

Second Breakfast’s Top Ten Films of 2014

Ah, it’s that time again: Time for a somewhat obligatory Top 10 list. I know it’s late, posted mid-February and only a week before the Oscars, but I must confess, I nearly didn’t do a list this year. I know, shocking. What would you have done? Where would you have been? Without a Top 10…