Life is a great science-fiction horror movie, with a terrifying monster, amazing ambiance, a solid cast and some interesting set pieces. The plot revolves around a group of astronauts (mainly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds) who discover alien life that isn’t very friendly. This leads to a game of cat and mouse with […]Read more "Film Review: Life (2017)"
Nocturnal Animals is Tom Ford’s sophomore feature and he ambitiously weaves dual narratives to pretty successful results.Read more "Film Review: Nocturnal Animals"
Demolition sees Jean-Marc Vallée continuing to grow as a director, with Jake Gyllenhaal continuing the trend of delivering great lead performances for him.Read more "Demolition"
I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately about “based on a true story” films, but Everest is no different: some stories, as worth telling as they are, just don’t make the best movies. Taken as inspiration? Sure. But a truthful retelling just doesn’t quite work on the big screen as far as […]Read more "Film Review: Everest"
Southpaw gets a couple of things right around a solid Jake Gyllenhaal performance, but its misery porn laden mess of a script sinks most everything going for it.Read more "Film Review: Southpaw"
As the Academy Awards are around the corner, I took a look back at the best films of 2014. Also, I answered the tough questions like: what was the best Tom Cruise movie of 2014?Read more "Grant’s Film Awards for 2014"
Nightcrawler is a great, and twisted, little thriller, with a possible career best performance out of Jake Gyllenhaal.Read more "Film Review: Nightcrawler"
In this week’s “For Your Renting Pleasure” I went with one film that follows those that uphold the law with End of Watch, and one film about those who break it with Hit & Run. Criminals were right, they have more fun.Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"