Les Miserables (2012)

It will leave you crying, if not openly weeping at times. While I don’t know if it will win, it should be nominated at Oscar time for best picture. Rating: Can be seen… Continue reading

2013 Oscar Nominations – First Look

Well, the Oscar nominations have been released, and they stimulate interest largely lacking over the past several years. I will forgive them their need to nominate Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy… Continue reading

Django Unchained

An old Western ride through the carnage of the Antebellum South. Rating: The cinematography is too good not to be seen on the big screen.

Hammerle Oscar Nomination Commentary

As many of you know, the Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow morning. Since shame is not one of my personal weaknesses, I care about these nominations for reasons better off not discussed.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

There is magic with any journey that begins in The Shire, particularly if Gollum lurks. Rating: Needs to be seen at the IMAX if possible, but at least in 3D.

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.

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