Thursday, April 30, 2015

Warrior

The best of the sports clichés: a method of wrapping you up in the action without you noticing.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Way Way Back

I prefer Carell in his dramatic roles and Rockwell in his comedic roles, so this suited me fine.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Restrepo

Label me blasé, but the images here did not move me to feel the fear these men felt.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1559549/

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Foxcatcher

In this particular circumstance, I wonder if knowing zilch about the story would have been way, way better.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100089/

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Whiplash

I didn't want to bang on things around the house, but it did make me appreciate jazz a lot more.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/

Monday, April 20, 2015

Calvary

Resonant, powerful, unforgiving description of the Catholic Church in this day and age.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234003/

The Wolf of Wall Street

All the normal reasons to be wary of this film aside, at its heart it has heart (or at least wisdom).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Grandmaster

Another in his long line of unrequited-love epics.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462900/ (Original title: Yi Dai Zong Shi)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Railway Man

Ever since reading Unbroken, Japanese WWII POW war films are the only ones I can't stomach.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Le Week-End

Excellent job describing the mess of marriage, but the film shouldn't also be a mess.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2392326/

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kill the Messenger

Hollywood doesn't know how to create a film without bias. (Although, granted, what's the truth here?)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491/

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lucy

Mulefritters! 20% capacity is not the joke, it's that you'd gain knowledge out of the electrical ether from a chemical.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/

The Homesman

The term "feminist western" sounds like a post-feminist oxymoron.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2398231/