The grand New Year is nearly upon us, (Yay, Joy, Rapture, etc.), so everyone is of course resolutioning this and promising that once the clock strokes the ball-dropping tone of midnight. For those of us in tune with our favorite shows, I’m sure there are plenty that will use one of those New Year’s pledges [...]
A traditional, old-fashioned Hollywood drama, War Horse sees the return of director Steven Spielberg to the movie spotlight. The Oscar winner’s second film of the year along with The Adventures Of Tintin follows a brave horse named Joey as he’s stripped away from his young owner Albert and sent to the frontlines of World War [...]
When I first caught wind of THE WOMAN it was being compared to JACK KETCHUM’S THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. The reason being, I found out later was because it was originally co written by Ketchum and the movies director Lucky McKee. After having seen the movie I too can compare it directly to The Girl [...]
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO was released a day early and I enjoyed the screening. Quite an undertaking of a film. Check out my video review:
YOUNG ADULT isn’t just the best drama/comedy of the year, it’s also a horror story that plays out in terrifying slow motion. By the end of the movie, Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron in an inspired role, her best acting since MONSTER) hasn’t changed. In fact she’s become worse, a more insular version of the stifled personality that’s killing her at the beginning of the film, and it seems as though redemption has been lost. Yet the journey to this awful destination is two hours of quality entertainment, and the best that the JUNO creative team of writer Diablo Cody (UNITED STATES OF TARA) and director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) have yet offered, and a startling reminder that there are still films that don’t require thousands of pounds of dynamite to have the most powerful explosions.
It may have taken half a decade for Kenneth Lonergan’s sophomore effort, Margaret, to reach the big screen, but it’s worth every minute we waited. Filmed back in 2005 and hindered by a series of legal disputes, the film stars Anna Paquin as an adolescent New York student, Lisa, who involuntarily causes a bus accident. [...]
The big screen adaptation of The Adventures Of Tintin showcases some of the finest talent working in the film industry today. Not only is this animated escapade produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg, but it also displays the writing talents of Shaun Of The Dead’s Edgar Wright, Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish and Sherlock’s creator Stephen Moffat.
There’s not a living filmmaker in the world as forward thinking as Martin Scorsese. He’s a man who has not only pushed his own boundaries for many years, experimenting with every genre under the sun, but has also drove the entire medium forward with his work. Once again, the legendary director of Raging Bull and [...]
Whether it’s claiming he is the best director in the world or announcing his sympathies towards Nazis before a room full of journalists, Lars Von Trier is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most controversial provocateurs.When attacked for his anti-American rhetoric in ‘Dancer In The Dark’, for example, he decided to make an entire trilogy of films [...]
In We Need To Talk About Kevin’s opening scene director Lynne Ramsay throws the viewer into the middle of La Tomatina; a Spanish food fighting festival in which its participants haul fresh tomatoes at one another. We focus on a young Eva, the main character in this film, who stands deliriously happy in the middle [...]
In a year that has seen special-effects heavy blockbusters and 3D films dominate the calendar, The Artist comes as a reminder of cinema in its very purest form. Shot in the style of a 1920s silent movie reminiscent of the great works of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Michael Hazanavicius‘ film tells the story of a [...]
“I want to be very clear about this: What you’re about to see is not a movie. All of this is raw footage.” As a TV producer delivers this line in the film’s opening mock interview sequence, it’s difficult to not roll you eyes. Within minutes, Grave Encounters, the Vicious Brothers’ directorial debut about a [...]