Category Archive: Film Reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [2014]

Directed by: Marc Webb Written by: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner; story by Kurtzman, Orci, Pinkner and James Vanderbilt; based on the comic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Starring: Andrew… Continue reading

Captain America: The Winter Soldier [2014]

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (post-credit scene directed by Joss Whedon) Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely; concept and story by Ed Brubaker; based on the comic book by Joe Simon and… Continue reading

Scattered Frames: The Hunt for Mr. Banks

Hello everybody! Welcome to the latest edition of Scattered Frames. Today I review two wildly different films, both equally satisfying in their own way. Check out what I have to say about Jagten… Continue reading

Flash Review: Noah [2014]

The perfect biblical adaptation for a Marvel-obsessed world; this Noah-as-action hero epic is thoroughly entertaining. Occasionally corny and overwrought (the source material is not known for restraint or subtlety, after all), but that… Continue reading

The Place Beyond the Pines [2013]

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance Written by: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder (based on a story by Cianfrance and Coccio) Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan, Emory… Continue reading

Scattered Frames: Enough said about the empire of Blackfish

Hello everybody! Welcome to yet another edition of Scattered Frames, where I highlight a very eclectic trio of films, including the late James Gandolfini’s final performance, a worthy action sequel and an eye-opening… Continue reading

Scattered Frames: Philomena was frozen for 12 years in Nebraska

Hello everybody! Welcome to the latest edition of Scattered Frames, and the last one before Hollywood’s biggest night, the Academy Awards!  I’m still watching as many films as my schedule allows me, and… Continue reading

Scattered Frames: Legos while I wait for a short term inside Fruitvale Station

Welcome to yet another edition of Scattered Frames! I’m still in my quest to catch up with all the award-buzzy films of 2013 (and a huge hit from 2014 as well). So, let’s… Continue reading

Scattered Frames: Buyin’ some mud for her on Spring Break

Hello friends! Welcome to the third edition of Scattered Frames. I’m still catching up with this year’s top award contenders. Here’s what I thought about four of them. Her: While I loved the… Continue reading