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

Bite Sized Reviews: Unbroken; Chopper; Romper Stomper; Shame

Bite Sized Reviews continues bringing you the most random goodness in a quickly digestible format. Today, oh today we have some good shizzit. Sandwiched between two American-made films — Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken from last… Continue reading

Get Hard

Release: Friday, March 27, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Warner Bros. Directed by: Etan Cohen It speaks to the talents of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart that Get Hard gets funny at all. This is easily one of… Continue reading

It Follows

Release: Friday, March 13, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Radius-TWC Directed by: David Robert Mitchell Subtly unsettling and certainly spooky the unseen, inexplicable threat at the heart of It Follows is not likely to strike you right away, but… Continue reading

McFarland USA

Release: Friday, February 20, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Buena Vista  Directed by: Niki Caro Is this the part where I openly admit to becoming teary-eyed watching a Disney film? Or is that just way too honest? . .… Continue reading

The DSB Blogroll — Roll Call!

It’s been too long since I’ve switched out of writing mode and just put up a post here that actually addresses the community of which this blog (and by extension, I) have become… Continue reading

Hateship Loveship

Release: Friday, April 11, 2014 (limited) [Redbox] Distributor: IFC Directed by: Liza Johnson At a certain point, restrained filmmaking can put a strain on its relationship with its audience. Liza Johnson’s thoughtful but underwhelming Hateship Loveship is a… Continue reading

30-for-30: Guru of Go

Release: Saturday, April 3, 2010 [Netflix] Directed by: Bill Couterié When Loyola Marymount University’s Hank Gathers dropped to the hardwood without warning, his teammates and close friends thought he was fooling around. It was a… Continue reading

Bite Sized Reviews: Odd Thomas; Fading Gigolo; Sound City; Magnolia

Bite Sized Reviews continues bringing you the most random goodness in a quickly digestible format. Today I have four films on tap instead of the usual two. And it’s a hell of an eclectic… Continue reading

The John C. Reilly Factor — a new feature coming soon!

Better late than never to make good on my promise to supplement last year’s Franco Files, right? Well, several months into this new year and I finally have settled on the idea. This… Continue reading