Pitch Perfect is one of my favorite films. Calm down, AFI 100 Greatest Film aficionados, I didn’t say it’s the best film; Citizen Kane can rest easy lackadaisically gliding through a bed of roses on an all terrain sled since movies aren’t graded based on the number of times I’ve seen them. But if they […]Read more "Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2"
Lauren: It has been a while since I’ve felt the glorious, backhanded comradery of female, organized activities in film. We’re talking 12 years ago with the cheertastic Bring It On (ignore the sequels) in which a high school team must overcome the mistakes of their leader and start from the ground up to fight for […]Read more "HST…Film Review: Pitch Perfect"
There is a short list of movie topics that have a tendency to make me a little hesitant to see them, including zero to hero sports movies, revolutionary apes (sorry Rise of the Planet of the Apes), bible huggers, and racism. Ok, only the religious and racial tension films (or a combo of racism and […]Read more "Film Review: The Help"
The Help is built around a lot of strong performances, but the film doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and does only a couple things really well beyond the acting.Read more "Film Review: The Help"