It’s been four years since the last Mission: Impossible film, but the series is as strong as ever in Rogue Nation, continuing the trend started with M:I III.Read more "Dissecting Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation"
Still Alice features fine performances, but the film’s insights into early onset Alzheimer’s are neither inventive or all that illuminating.Read more "Film Review: Still Alice"
Woody Allen’s latest, Blue Jasmine, finds the director following a pair of sisters as they navigate life and love in a funny, but ultimately sad, slice of their lives.Read more "Film Review: Blue Jasmine"
As I go through the movies of 2012 that I didn’t manage to see while in theaters, I’m starting to realize that there’s probably a reason that I chose to skip out on some. Because once they’re seen, things like Dark Shadows and Rock of Ages can’t be unseen.Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
Rise of the Guardians is a lackluster and forced attempt to turn established characters in our cultural lexicon into a franchise that lacks imagination and never gets off the ground.Read more "Film Review: Rise of the Guardians"
Rock of Ages is a travesty of a musical whose jukebox musical numbers never even comes close to topping their original counterparts and I would deem at least 50% of the film unwatchable.Read more "Film Review: Rock of Ages"
Martin Scorsese’s – The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese’s biopic of the entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes is a marvelous, entertaining, and interesting look into the life of one of the most unique, oddest, and accomplished individuals ever to capture and live in the public eye; all grounded by an extraordinary performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Howard […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – The Aviator (2004)"
Robert DeNiro had a long gestating dream project about the origins of the C.I.A. Sitting on it for ten years he was finally able to bring it to fruition in 2006. Taking on a pacing and tone of its title character Edward Wilson, a collected, cold, calculated, subtle, and methodical man that helps give birth […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – The Good Shepherd (2006)"
Nick Cassavetes latest adaptation is done well but strangely lacks any earned emotional punch and comes across as just expecting your emotion from the subject matter instead of working for it. Kate has leukemia and she isn’t winning the fight. Her sister Anna has been a great medical asset for her through the years, constantly […]Read more "Review: My Sister’s Keeper"