Did you see The Theory of Everything? It’s… you know, it’s fine.
The problem with this movie is it’s engaging while being not very interesting. Dr. Hawking is smart, funny and as far as I can tell, unkillable – a movie about the most inspiring man of our time should be amazing, not a passable character study. Read the rest of this entry
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was the 2015 winner for Best Picture at the Oscars and I’m sure few are surprised. The movie has excellent performances, directing, cinematography, lighting, screenplay, the editing is flawless, the score is amazing, sound design and mixing… It’s a really f@cking good movie. Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry
Riveting. Thank a higher power for getting this back into the movie.
When it comes to The Lord of the Rings and the extended editions, you’ve got your The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, and then, following behind, The Return of the King. Tolkien hated this title; it tells you what happens at the end of the story… but if he only knew how the end of the movie would be handled, he’d probably bust a pipe… or whatever dignified, older English gentlemen do when they’re outraged. Read the rest of this entry
Like an over enthusiastic lover, The Giver starts off strongly but finishes with a whimper that no one will remember and absolutely guarantees there will be no sequel. What? Too silly a simile? I swear it’s an apt one. Read the rest of this entry
Film noir is back in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. They didn’t forget the gratuitous violence, striking images or that whole ‘this is in color, this is in black and white’ stylization thing they do, either. If you’re up for this kinda ride, join me after the jump! Read the rest of this entry
I’m no young adult genre expert, but I’d say The Maze Runner rides an interesting line between “thoroughly entertaining” and “not making any sense at all.” It’s an interesting case – the movie works just as well as it fails. Join me, won’t you, while I try to make sense and celebrate this flick? Read the rest of this entry