Sunday, July 31, 2011

Driving Lessons

As with many coming-of-age films, the best part is the soundtrack... especially Salsa Celtica.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446687/

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

The unfortunate effect of retro stylization is that the flick lacked more of Evans in his hip costume and bike.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458339/

Friday, July 29, 2011

Unknown

Liam Neeson and January Jones?? Aside from that, seeing Berlin on film was pretty sweet.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1401152/

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Long Way Round

"These aren't the bikes you're looking for. Move along." Fifteen thumbs up for this travelogue.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403778/

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Joyeux Noel

Hints at more than the expected "all men are comrades" pablum, consequently it is more palatable.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424205/

Slings & Arrows: Season 1

Really important distinction: this series is not so much laugh-out-loud funny, but extraordinarily clever.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387779/

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mad Men: Season 2

I suppose Don Draper is the quintessential onion. But every season they seem to add more layers.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804503/

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Pro: adequate ending of a saga. Con: emotional detachment from both Felton and, especially, Rickman.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201607/

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Winter's Bone

Now that's a rarity, a movie better than the book. And the book was a lovely piece of work.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399683/

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Temple Grandin

Having seen Ms. Grandin in person, I can say without a doubt that Danes nails this portrayal.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278469/

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Doctor Who: Season 9

For every completely ridiculous serial (The Sea Devils? really?), there's an intriguing one (The Time Monster).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056751/

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011