Spoiler warning. You shouldn’t read this if you haven’t watched Fences in some form or another.
Fences was meant for the stage but I originally saw it on the screen… more
Does this film need the underlying racism of a town to tell its story?
Just kidding. The Fantastic Four film was bad. I don’t want to argue that. If I watched it in a vacuum without the internet without any outside influence I still wouldn’t have been… more
My logic was this: If Marvel decides to make a movie about a lesser known, not so popular, and difficult to sell to the general public comic character, then they must be on to something. There must be… more
My wife is Polish, so this was a very talked about film in our household. I really try to not write negative reviews, but this movie plodded horribly and… more
We are almost never able to complete these lists. Sometimes the documentaries and the foreign films are especially hard to find. The bold films are what we’ve seen to this point… more
My wife and I do this thing every year. After getting sick of wasting our time watch crappy movies we make a list of the Oscar nominated films and start checking them off,… more
Her directed by Spike Jonze and staring Joaquin Phoenix is one the less talked about Oscar nominees of the 2013 season. Despite the fact that it had no shot to win the Oscar it is still a great film, with… more
Took awhile to get to this film. It was nominated way back in the 2012 Oscars. There are those movies which are good, but you can tell they ended up on the awards lists because of who directed them. Steven Spielberg has… more
Films like these are needed in our culture. It’s important not to forget. I’ll have more to say about the idea of not forgetting and films like 12 Years a Slave hopefully in a more long form… more
Years ago when I was a young sexually charged 14 year old I was tricked by a movie trailer for a film called Coyote Ugly. This trailer made the movie look like the exact kind of movie a,… more
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I love me some super hero movies. My wife and I do the movie watching two ways, we try to catch all the relevant Oscar and Golden Globe nominees for best… more
People love to start their conversations about Les Misérables with how much they hate musicals. Then if they’ve seen Les Misérables they qualify their first statement with a “but I loved Les… more
How do you like your eggs? Poached? Scrambled? Sunny Side Up?
How about your Star Trek? Character driven? Sciency? Explory? Detectivey?
How about if because of how successful Star Wars was I… more
The Help is one of those stories that needs to told. It’s a plus when the acting and directing were superb. The screenplay was adapted adeptly creating a powerful and incredible film.
As an American it’s… more