Tusk

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Kevin Smith Directed: Kevin Smith No walruses were harmed during the making of this film, though you better believe the human component didn’t fair so well. Particularly those in the audience. Kevin Smith I find a gamble even at the best of times. His scripts, though often clever, intelligent —Continue reading “Tusk”

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Mr. Neeson’s very particular set of skills, while not applied quite as liberally this time around, still make themselves available during creative bursts of energy in this brand new crime thriller from Scott Frank. There’s a chill in the air and an eerie quiet about the New York City imagined in AContinue reading “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

Calvary

Release: Friday, August 1, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Behold, The Passion of the Brendan Gleeson. In John Michael McDonagh’s second collaboration with the lovable Dubliner, we get to watch a good Catholic priest endure a brutal psychological and emotional beating for virtually no reason whatsoever. To the tune of Mel Gibson’s graphic portrayal of the final 12 hours inContinue reading “Calvary”

TBT: The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

After throwing out my back last Thursday, I return from some much-needed time off here on TBT. And you know, even after only one week gone here I feel kinda rusty and couldn’t think of something for the longest time to write about. After filtering through several great suggestions on Facebook I’m here to announce those areContinue reading “TBT: The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)”

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Release: Friday, August 22, 2014 [Theater] Okay so there apparently is a major self-destructive streak in me, for I went to see the purportedly ill-advised Sin City sequel and walked out a happy customer. Perhaps more so than I rightfully should have been, too. Has it really been ten years since the last time we wallowed inContinue reading “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

The Drop

Release: Friday, September 12, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Fairly unsurprisingly, The Drop is a compelling modern entry into the gangster/crime genre. Tom Hardy. James Gandolfini. There’s something foregone-conclusion-y about pairing those names together and sticking them in a mobster flick. It’s likely to be damn good. Of course you’d be forgiven for not being taken with the relatively bland title. ButContinue reading “The Drop”

Land Ho!

Release: Friday, July 11, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As much a gorgeous postcard from the Icelandic coast, Land Ho! also serves as a warm, sentimental comedy about taking advantage of time we can almost measure out in handfuls. In a perpetual disappearing act, it is a hell of a precious thing. Fittingly, this neat and trim 90-minute package isContinue reading “Land Ho!”

The Franco Files – #8

Welcome to September, and the eighth edition of The Franco Files! Still going strong here, folks. . .even despite my apparent inability to really get going on diving deeper into his filmography beyond the recent things that I have seen him in. Some fan, eh? I know, I know. Here’s me reaching. Today’s entry is notContinue reading “The Franco Files – #8”

The November Man

Release: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 [Theater] Careful with that trigger finger, Devereux. The old adage ‘the more things change the more they stay the same’ is likely to surface in several forms here in my explanation as to why I think Pierce Brosnan doesn’t really owe us an explanation for the mess that is The November Man. AfterContinue reading “The November Man”

TBT: Hiking in the Cascades (2009)

The first Thursday in September is here at our doorsteps and here I am with my hands in my pockets in terms of coming up with a new concept for TBT. Well, actually, I’m feeling a little itch to do something different. I’ve been toying with the notion of promoting this video that I made for aContinue reading “TBT: Hiking in the Cascades (2009)”