Category Archive: Film Reviews

Flash Review: Flight

Despite featuring a couple of terrible characters (that über-Christian couple was practically a joke) and some of the usual addict movie clichés, Flight is a tense, involving drama with the right touches of… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Sessions

Very sweet, poignant little dramedy that didn’t get nearly enough attention and praise during the award season that’s drawing to a close. With a marvelous script by Ben Lewin (based on Mark O’Brien’s… Continue reading

Flash Review: Les Misérables

I walked in, my expectations lowered after many mixed reviews, and fully prepared for non-stop singing, lots of close-ups and Russell Crowe’s horrid voice. Turns out, I didn’t mind that stuff at all… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Master

Fantastic performances, exquisite cinematography and beautiful music (both score and soundtrack), all inside one dull, pointless movie. Some might argue that I just didn’t “get” it, but I’d say I didn’t even care… Continue reading

Zero Dark Thirty [2012]

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Edgar Ramírez, Kyle Chandler, James Gandolfini, Fares Fares, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Duplass Let me get a few… Continue reading

Flash Review: Amour

Intimate, harrowing account of an elderly woman’s (Emanuelle Riva) physical and mental decline after two devastating strokes. The love and devoted attention by her healthier, but still old and slow, husband (Jean-Louis Trintignant)… Continue reading

Flash Review: Bernie

A dark comedy that’s not that dark or very funny, Bernie still works thanks to a very talented cast. Starting with the numerous bit parts by actors playing the people of Carthage, Texas,… Continue reading

Flash Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

BOTSW is this year’s Tree of Life in a “I can’t even begin to explain what goes on or the symbolism but I was so taken by everything” way. I was drawn to… Continue reading

Hitchcock: Behind every great man, there’s a great woman

Directed by: Sacha Gervasi Written by: John J. McLaughlin; based on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel, James… Continue reading

IMDb Top 250: Intouchables

My review for Intouchables, which I wrote a couple of months ago, is up today over at Tyson Carter’s Head in a Vice, as part of his IMDb Top 250 films project. Go… Continue reading