Wild

Release: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Nick Hornby  Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée  In Wild Reese Witherspoon is desperate to escape her home life. Does she succeed? I could spoil the movie right from the get-go and answer that question but I actually do have a heart, so I won't. (Plus, I'm fairly sure anyone should … Continue reading Wild

Foxcatcher

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: E. Max Frye; Dan Futterman  Directed by: Bennett Miller Enigmas like paranoid-schizophrenic John Eleuthère du Pont prove it was prudent for both Steve Carell and the Americanized The Office to bid adieu to one another. Of course, that transition was as much a matter of inevitability as the tragedy we … Continue reading Foxcatcher

St. Vincent

Release: Friday, October 24, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Theodore Melfi Directed by: Theodore Melfi In St. Vincent Bill Murray is the sort-of-bad guy, and Melissa McCarthy is the sort-of-saint. The role-reversal almost seems self-congratulatory it's so overt. But does that make this comedy a bad movie? That largely depends on how you define 'a bad movie.' That nine-letter phrase can … Continue reading St. Vincent

The Homesman

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Tommy Lee Jones; Kieran Fitzgerald; Wesley A. Oliver Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones is once again a man whose greatness knows no bounds as he stars in, directs as well as helps to write and produce this quietly fierce tale about Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Who's that, you … Continue reading The Homesman

The Theory of Everything

Release: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Anthony McCarten  Directed by: James Marsh If you want to talk ambition, meet British director James Marsh. He once thought it realistic to stuff everything Stephen Hawking-related into a two-hour romantic drama. There are obvious issues with such a strategy. Not so obvious perhaps are the compromises he's made in producing something worth watching. Or, maybe they … Continue reading The Theory of Everything