If you caught my review of the second novel in James Dashner’s Maze Runner series then you’re well aware that I wasn’t that excited for the film adaptation. As much as I love watching Dylan O’Brien, I just couldn’t imagine the two hours being worth it with that story tagging along. But surprise! It didn’t […]Read more "Film Review: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials"
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij team up again with a more star studded cast than their excellent first collaboration, Sound of My Voice, but third act issues keep it from reaching the quality of that film.Read more "Film Review: The East"
Easy A is a winning high school comedy that is sharply written, has a fantastic supporting cast, and features a breakout lead performance by Emma Stone. Stone stars as Olive, an apparent outcast and “un-cool” high school kid that ups her status accidentally by faking having sex with her gay friend so he doesn’t get […]Read more "Review: Easy A"
The idea that high school is something teenagers have to survive is not new to the screen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer literally set the school on top of a gateway to Hell just to make sure the audience didn’t miss this idea. In its own way Easy A keeps this same idea in mind, just […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Easy A"
Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Shutter Island is a successful mystery thriller with a great lead turn by Leonardo DiCaprio and a plot that brings some originality to a potentially tired idea. DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshall sent to Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of one of the inmates […]Read more "Review: Shutter Island"
Woody Allen’s latest continues his recent string of high quality productions and nestles right between Match Point and Cassandra’s Dream as his second best film of the last 5 years or so. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is an engaged girl who is in love with her husband and the idea of classic love out of a […]Read more "Review: Vicky Cristina Barcelona"