Triple 9 is another star studded effort from John Hillcoat and while the set pieces work the shabbiness of the film is barely holding it together.Read more "Triple 9"
Steve Jobs is frontlined by a blazing script from Aaron Sorkin and another great turn from Michael Fassbender, while Danny Boyle keeps the three settings of the film feeling fresh.Read more "Film Review: Steve Jobs"
Lauren: As the story of The Divergent Series scales out in the sequel, Insurgent, problems begin rearing their ugly faces as a bigger story is crammed into 2 hours of film. I’m not saying I finally agree with Zac’s hatred levels when it comes to these movies, but I am starting to see his side […]Read more "Dissecting The Divergent Series: Insurgent"
Lauren: Surprising no one, least of all myself, Zac and I find ourselves on opposing sides of the enjoy it or hate it spectrum when it comes to the newest YA novel adaptation gracing the big screen. But which one of us shares the popular reaction to the film, and which one of us is […]Read more "Dissecting Divergent: Two Opinions Diverged On A Yellow Interwebs"
With Labor Day, Jason Reitman has created a film that fails so hard, at almost every turn, it leaves you doubting his abilities going forward; no matter your opinion before hand.Read more "Film Review: Labor Day"
Contagion is the latest from Steven Soderbergh and it is a terrifying look into what would possibly happen to our world if a pandemic virus broke out that could kill its victims in a matter of days.Read more "Film Review: Contagion"
Two seconds prior to the movie starting a man to the far right of where I was sitting starting hacking, as if on cue. This was followed by a sporadic slew of coughing throughout the film, followed by a general ill feeling moving through my body, throat to stomach. These are the things you are […]Read more "Film Review: Contagion"
Sam Mendes’ latest is his darkest film yet, but it really gets you to think about ones own life as you can easily see both sides of the argument laid out by the terrific performances by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. April and Frank hit it off right from the start at a party. Frank […]Read more "Review: Revolutionary Road"
Stephen Daldry’s latest is a well acted, well paced, and a surprisingly twisted and turning plot that engages you from start to finish. Michael Berg is a young boy living in Germany almost fifteen years after the end of WWII. While riding the tram home one day he finds himself getting sick and gets off […]Read more "Review: The Reader"
The long delayed New York based musical by John Turturro finally gets to show its face, and sadly, outside of a few good laughs here and there this one is not a winner. The film has no direction at all for 2/3 of the film. It feels like a random splattering of scenes most of […]Read more "Review: Romance & Cigarettes"