The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Release: Friday, November 21, 2014 [Theater] Distributor: Lionsgate Katniss ought to have directed that last arrow at Hollywood’s greedy, deep-pocketed execs. While I will always be a proponent of staying just a little bit longer inside the… Continue reading

Question of the Month: Best Character of 2014

Originally posted on Oracle of Film:
Who is the best character of 2014? It is a question that has been bandied around for decades (well, since 2014… halfway through 201… at the start…

Top That! Ten Films I Should Have Seen By Now. . . (Part 1)

Inspired by a cool post I found over on Mettel Ray (you can check out her list here) — who in turn had found the idea originally on Sofia’s blog, Film Flare, in the form… Continue reading


Release: Friday, October 10, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Distributor: Sony Classics I know that Terence Fletcher wouldn’t give a rat’s you-know-what about any kind of critique of his performance or his teaching methods. So we’ll keep… Continue reading

Birdman (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance)

Release: Friday, October 17, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Distributor: Fox Searchlight Michael Keaton as Birdman as Batman, is awesome. Behind him, a coterie of memorable characters, some fictitious and others parodies of the performers playing them. There’s Ed… Continue reading

NOOOOvember 2014: Digital Shortbread

Originally posted on Silver Screen Serenade:
Happy Monday, friends, and welcome to another week of disappointments–NOOOOvember disappointments, that is. We had a great start to this series with some excellent guests last week…

The Franco Files #10

Welcome to November, and the second-to-last edition of The Franco Files!* You know what? I’ll just spare you the time of looking around on the page for an explanation for that asterisk that… Continue reading


Release: Friday, November 7, 2014 [RPX Theater] Distributor: Paramount Interstellar is a fascinating adventure, even if its credibility is trumped by spectacle. And somewhere throughout this epic excursion to the far reaches of our universe I… Continue reading


Release: Friday, October 31, 2014 [Theater] Distributor: Open Road Films For anyone reeling in nostalgia for the days of Donnie Darko, boy do I have some good news for you. Jake Gyllenhaal is back and… Continue reading

Top That: Ten Actors I Actively Avoid in Anything . . . pretty much

New month, new list! If you have missed the two other Top That!™ posts preceding this one in this thread, I have been following Abbi from Where the Wild Things Are in her format… Continue reading