Johnny Depp can act, but you’ll find no proof of it in this disaster.

American Sniper Revisited

Though I still stand on my initial review of American Sniper, the movie has produced a rather lamentable attack on its critics.


Who really wants to see a film involving subtitles and several Chinese actors? You should. Buy a ticket and hold me responsible.

American Sniper

This is a film about a war with no purpose where many surviving veterans come back emotionally scarred. If our government won’t fund the VA to help them, who will?

Commentary on Oscar Nominations for 2015

With a few exceptions, I thought the Oscar nominations largely captured the best films and performances in an otherwise weak year.


Racism was alive and well in 1964, and it is foolish to suggest that it has disappeared today.

Inherent Vice

Anyone claiming to like this cinematic disaster should be exempt from spending eternity in Hell. Why would the Devil want to ruin his mood and have you hanging around?


Is it acceptable to condemn Japanese treatment of POWs in World War II and ignore our country’s use of torture in the last 15 years?

Into the Woods

This is a magical film that found some audience members clapping at the end, I didn’t, but I wanted to.