Sully is nothing great, well Hanks is great, but I was entertained as Eastwood makes the most out of this truly incredible event. What is interesting about the story of Sully is that nothing dramatic really happens in the film. Yes, the plane is successfully landed in the Hudson, everyone survives with minor injuries and […]Read more "Film Review: Sully"
American Sniper is an effective and often thrilling film, but the opaque nature of the film’s politics have us wondering how to read its messages.Read more "Dissecting American Sniper"
With our feet firmly planted in 2013, it is time for the writers here at HST to look back on the past year and reminisce about the good, the meh, and the just plain ugly of the entertainment world, starting right her with film.Read more "HST…Best Movies of 2012"
Trouble with Curve is the directorial debut from Robert Lorenz and it is a painful paint by numbers affair that doesn’t excel in any way shape or form.Read more "Film Review: Trouble with the Curve"
J. Edgar is the latest from Clint Eastwood and it is solid in much of its execution, but falls flat in too many areas to really rise above anything beyond average.Read more "Film Review: J. Edgar"
Following the disappointment of the film adaptation of The Lovely Bones last year I was looking for a new film about life after death to invest my hopes in. Following first seeing the trailer for Hereafter it quickly became that film for me, and I expected that it would do what Bones was unable to […]Read more "Still Playing Review – Hereafter"
Clint Eastwood’s latest bests his last couple efforts but for every thing I like about Hereafter there is almost always something that really grates me the wrong way. The film follows three thread lines of different people that have had a recent connection with death and/or the “hereafter.” One is a French reporter who has […]Read more "Review: Hereafter"
This week’s Suggestion Box contains trailers for the movies Hereafter and Priest, my brief writeup for some of the premiered shows this fall, and then videos for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Portal 2 in games. Movies: Hereafter Trailer – The newest film paring Clint Eastwood as director and Matt Damon […]Read more "Suggestion Box (Sept. 6 – 12)"
Clint Eastwood’s latest is an unoriginal and uninspired affair, that while holding a fine performance from Morgan Freeman and some rewarding moments, is too flawed in too many areas to really excel. The story revolves around the work of Nelson Mandela from the end of South Africa’s apartheid and through the first year or so […]Read more "Review: Invictus"
Clint Eastwood’s second film of the year is definitely the lesser of the two, but Eastwood gives a fine performance that makes the film more than worth visiting. Walt’s (Clint Eastwood) wife has just died and he is left to live out his elderly days in a rundown Detroit neighborhood that has been essentially been […]Read more "Review: Gran Torino"