To get to the end of the film’s 126-minute running time one must endure banal scenes masquerading as the beautiful — riding down a road of cherry blossoms; a pyrotechnic display; the four dress up in kimono; and plum tree picking — to name a few.
Based on actual events, the latest film by director Anne Fontaine (How I Killed My Father; Coco after Chanel; Gemma Bovary), offers a positive sight of female solidarity in the most unlikely of places.
Have you every watched a movie and chewed through every fingernail? Do you remember that movie? I do. It’s called The Wailing, a nail-biting slow burn worth every chomp.
Director: Dave Green Writers: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly/Sheamus, Gary Anthony Williams, Peter Donald Badalamenti II, Brad Garrett, and Tony Shalhoub Let’s keep this simple, okay? I see no need for a 3,000 word […]
X-Men: Apocalypse has a clunkiness and heavy-handedness that doesn’t exist in previous X-Men movies. As much as I liked this movie, I’m hoping this is Bryan Singer’s last foray into the world of mutants and that, for both his sake and ours, the franchise is given over to someone who can bring new energy and life into these characters.
Director: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly Writers: Jon Vitti Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Sean Penn, Keegan Michael-Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress Before I begin my review, I’d like to apologize for my tardiness in getting my Angry Birds review written and posted. I saw the movie […]
Director: Steve Hoover Writer: Steve Hoover Starring: Gennadiy Mokhnenko To hell with Marvel and DC Comics! Seriously, a pox on both your houses. Every single one of us should be, by now, completely burned out on this glut of superhero movies being endlessly forced down our throats. And if you don’t believe me, you should invest an hour […]
Most times, I tear movies down. I cringe at flat jokes and poor acting. Civil War gave me no cringes. I dread screen-hogs and unnecessary cameos. Civil War didn’t fill me with any dread.
Director: Peter Atencio Writers: Jordan Peele, Alex Rubens Starring: Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jason Mitchell, Jamar Malachi Neighbors, Luis Guzman, Will Forte, Nia Long, and Rob Heubel Hot off the zeitgeist snatching success of Key and Peele on Comedy Central, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key seem primed to follow the […]
Director: Jeremy Saulnier Writer: Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart, Joe Cole, Mark Webber, Callum Turner, Taylor Tunes, Macon Blair, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner After director Jeremy Saulnier’s sophomore directorial effort, Blue Ruin, came out of nowhere to land on my list of favorite films of 2014, my expectations were high for his follow-up, Green Room. Maybe […]« Previous Entries | Next Entries »