The Keeping Room has a pretty solid premise at its core, but for almost every moment that works I was thrown off by something else.Read more "Film Review: The Keeping Room"
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"
Depending on your point of view, Ender’s Game might be a solid, yet disappointing, adaptation or possibly the best blockbuster of the year.Read more "Dissecting Ender’s Game"
Ender’s Game is a favorite book of many, so it was only a matter of time before it would come to the big screen. Probably would have happened even sooner if it contained vampires or a love triangle.Read more "The Breakdown: Ender’s Game Trailer"
Just a week after I wrote about probably the Coen brothers film with the most mystery and depth in A Serious Man, I watched the extremely straightforward Coen brothers version of True Grit. Despite their deviation from their usual eccentricity, I loved the film. The Coen brothers like Tarantino have a knack for propelling a […]Read more "True Grit and the Coen Brothers"
Not to age my dad or anything, but westerns are a very generational thing. Heck, the last time I really watched a western by choice was when I became obsessed with one scene in McLintock! after accidentally opening the gifted VHS copy meant for my dad on Christmas as a child. And in all honesty, […]Read more "Still Playing – True Grit"
The latest from the Coen Bros., True Grit, is their least odd and most straightforward film to date but there is still plenty of weirdness, laughs, and amazing performances that we expect from these guys in this great film. The film is not a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name […]Read more "Review: True Grit"