Everyone Says I Love You [1996]

Everyone Says I Love You is one of those movies you can’t help but fall in love with. This slightly farcical throwback to the old time musicals is impossibly charming. Everyone…is my favorite… Continue reading

X-Men: First Class [2011]

A decent kickoff to both the X-Men saga and the summer movie season.  Still, it can’t compare to the quality of other comic-book adaptations such as The Dark Knight or Wanted, also starring… Continue reading

The Hangover Part II [2011]

I can say, without hesitation, that this is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. As anyone with an ounce of movie-watching experience can attest to, sequels are seldom an improvement over… Continue reading

The Mechanic [2011]

The Mechanic, Simon West’s 2011 remake of the 1972 film starring Charles Bronson, has style and grit and violence to spare. Starting off with a bang, this hit man flick is surprisingly emotional… Continue reading

Antichrist [2009]

We all have our own personal reasons to watch movies. I love being moved and stirred and touched by film, but what I ultimately search for is entertainment. I mean, isn’t that the… Continue reading

The Squid and the Whale [2005]

At first glance, everything is sort of light and funny, but once it gets going, it’s a really painful and heavy movie. The characters aren’t exactly likeable (and you know they aren’t when… Continue reading

The Hours [2002]

A heavy (very heavy) but contained drama, The Hours is an acting tour de force. Nicole Kidman excels in her career-defining portrayal of Virginia Woolf and Meryl Streep does not disappoint (she never… Continue reading

The Truman Show [1998]

Stunning blend of sci-fi, drama and dark comedy depicts the ultimate reality show: the life of unwitting TV star, Truman Burbank, surprisingly played with restraint by Jim Carrey (who should stick to dramatic… Continue reading

Thor [2011]

Unfunny (when it tries to be a fish-out-of-water comedy) and inconsequential actioner. Tom Hiddleston’s performance practically saves this film from being a complete failure. He’s the only one among the cast who renders… Continue reading

Water for Elephants [2011]

Lush, good-looking drama set upon a traveling circus during the Great Depression. Based on the bestselling novel by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants is melodramatic, but we let it, since it’s an amazing… Continue reading