Carol is a beautiful little love story that feels a bit too one-sided. Still, it has impeccable direction and exquisite acting at every turn; first and foremost from Rooney Mara.Read more "Film Review: Carol"
The Wolf of Wall Street is DiCaprio as good as he’s ever been and Scorsese takes it up a notch to a level we rarely get from him.Read more "Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street"
The Spectacular Now, from James Ponsoldt, is a grounded look at the coming of age story, but it comes apart when you realize it doesn’t have much depth or anything new to say in the genre.Read more "Dissecting The Spectacular Now: Coming of Age the Wrong Way"
Zero Dark Thirty is the gripping true life account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Kathryn Bigelow superbly tells that story through the eyes of our protagonist Maya.Read more "Film Review: Zero Dark Thirty"
Argo has all the pieces to succeed but fails to resonate on nearly any level.Read more "HST…Film Review: Argo"
Alright people, it’s almost the end of the year – which means some big releases are coming out. Some of the biggest albums, movies, and video games are slatted for release, making for one incredible last quarter in 2012. Enough of this, let’s get to our selections.Read more "Looking Ahead to 2012 – Quarter 4 (October – December)"
With so much of my (Lauren’s) personality constructed by Television, from PBS shows of my childhood to everything Joss Whedon that influenced my sense of humor and sarcasm, it’s no surprise that every year I get pretty excited for the pilots making their attempt to gain viewers. Not only that, but sometimes I go crazy […]Read more "HST’s Best of 2011: Television"
Those still plagued by their childhood fears of ET rejoice! Though J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 pays deep respect to Steven Spielberg’s beloved (by others) classic, we are now old enough to appreciate these films without cowering behind our blankets. And thank goodness because Super 8 is not one to be missed. In a time where […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Super 8"
Super 8 is a fun and fine looking homage to Spielberg, as is intended. But I can’t help but feel it could have been more given a bit better characterization and fully engaging some of its really interesting ideas surrounding the secret of the film. There is no need to get into plot here because […]Read more "Review: Super 8"
This is the first of a new column I will be writing for the remainder of the year culminating with a best of the decade list when it is all said and done. It’s almost hard to believe the first decade of this new millennium is almost over, but that just means we get to […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – King Kong (2005)"