Hitchcock

Director Sasha Gervasi’s Hitchcock is a cinematic lesson as to why certain good movies center on thought as much as emotion. Every now and then a director remembers that there are adults in… Continue reading

Anna Karenina (2012)

If you’re going to have an extra-marital affair, it usually helps to have a good reason, even if imaginary. Also, try to step up, not down. Rating: Can be seen anywhere if you… Continue reading

Smashed

Wouldn’t Smashed have made a better January movie where you could see it following a desperate New Year’s resolution designed to improve your personal habits? Rating: Cannot be seen anywhere while using alcohol… Continue reading

Encounters at the End of the World

In Encounters at the End of the World, director Werner Herzog allows his camera to roam the stunning topography of Antarctica.

Killing Them Softly

This is a film that is far more intellectually stimulating than visually exciting. Good deeds or bad deeds, they all get punished if the price is right. Rated: Can be seen at home… Continue reading

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

If you really want to see a good vampire movie, then go watch Tim Burton’s comic understated joy, Dark Shadows, which starred Johnny Depp. Rating: This is a film better seen at home… Continue reading

Lincoln

An historical drama that is as entertaining as it is educationally rewarding. Should be required viewing in all history classes across this nation.

Life of Pi

Let me simply say that whenever I pass my favorite pictures of my beloved, deceased parents at home, I think of The Life of Pi. Somewhere, there was a loving Bengal tiger in… Continue reading

The Sessions

Who could possibly find fault with a man confined by night in an iron lung having sex with Helen Hunt?

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