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"
Film Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a kinetic farce of the celebrity psyche anchored by some great performances and an incredible technical presentation.Read more "Film Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
Film Review: J. Edgar
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"
Film Review: Dream House
Dream House is an interesting idea, not a horror film, and has no idea what to do with itself; crumbling under a ridiculous exposition heavy third act twist that is almost laughable. Poor and misleading marketing will make reactions to this film far worse then It deserves though as there could have been something here.Read more "Film Review: Dream House"
The Decade’s Best – King Kong (2005)
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)"
Review: The International
A reserved espionage thriller of sorts is constantly engaging and very well made, but is missing a few key bits to push it to the upper level. Louis Salinger is an Interpol agent who has ties to Scotland Yard and had a mysterious exit from their ranks. He has been attempting to find dirt on […]Read more "Review: The International"
Review: Eastern Promises
David Cronenberg’s follow up to History of Violence also stars Viggo Mortensen and is just as good, if not better than, that excellent film from two years ago. The opening scenes set up the cruxes of the story, an ill advised hit as well as the birth of a baby girl and the death of […]Read more "Review: Eastern Promises"