JCR Factor #1

Well, this is only about a month later than I promised. But, like The Joker, I am a man of my word, and I’m here to deliver you the goods. This is the… Continue reading

Woman in Gold

Release: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: The Weinstein Company Directed by: Simon Curtis For a film trading in the recovery of stolen artwork at the hands of the Nazis Woman in Gold should, without necessarily… Continue reading

The Voices

Release: Friday, February 6, 2015 [Redbox] Distributor: Lions Gate Directed by: Marjane Satrapi I always knew cats were inherently evil. What with their pawing and purring and hairballs and general infatuation with chasing their own tails.… Continue reading

Danny Collins

Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Bleecker Street Directed by: Dan Fogelman Perspective is a tool we come to wield better with age.  As months beget years and years decades, we can look back and… Continue reading

While We’re Young

Release: Friday, March 27, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: A24 Directed by: Noah Baumbach  As the tagline suggests, life never gets old but can the same be said for aggressively hipster, disingenuous characters and convoluted stories? Noah Baumbach is… Continue reading

Bite Sized Classics: West Side Story; Jaws; The Breakfast Club; Boogie Nights

I am very proud to present to you all Bite Sized Classics, the first of its kind here on Digital Shortbread. I have been looking for a way to spice things up a… Continue reading

’71

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 (limited)  [Theater] Distributor: Roadside Attractions Directed by: Yann Demange The price to pay for sitting through a film fixating on the tensions peaking between Catholic Nationalists and Protestant Loyalists in Belfast, Northern Ireland… Continue reading

Furious 7

Release: Friday, April  [Theater] Distributor: Universal  Directed by: James Wan With James Wan behind the wheel, Furious 7 surprises by not only representing an exciting new direction for the young director but possibly the best this franchise has… Continue reading

A DSB Quick Thought: April Fool’s edition

In order for this April Fool’s joke to be fully successful — I think it will be for anyone who has read my latest review — I had to kind of go to… Continue reading

Force Majeure

Release: Friday, October 24, 2014 (limited)  [Netflix] Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Directed by: Ruben Östlund  Force Majeure implies that if you side with the husband in this situation, you are a bad person. A lesser man. An… Continue reading