Casting Call: Bloggers wanted for ‘The Decades Blogathon’

Attention my friends, family and fellow shortbread lovers, I have a proposition for you. Mark, yes THE Mark from Three Rows Back, a DSB favorite, approached me a little while ago about starting up a brand new blogathon revolving around the discussion of film. This would be my very first time hosting and/or co-hosting somethingContinue reading “Casting Call: Bloggers wanted for ‘The Decades Blogathon’”

Genre Grandeur – Enemy (2014) – Digital Shortbread

Originally posted on MovieRob:
For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Dystopian Movies, here’s a review of Enemy (2014) by Tom of  Digital Shortbread Thanks again to James of Back to the Viewer for choosing this month’s genre. Next month’s Genre has been chosen by S.G. Liput of Rhyme and Reason.  We will be…

True Story

Release: Friday, April 17, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Rupert Goold; David Kajganich Directed by: Rupert Goold True story: Rupert Goold’s cinematic adaptation of the memoir penned by disgraced New York Times writer Michael Finkel elicits more yawns than being forced to sit through days’ worth of testimony in an actual courtroom would. It ought to be a compliment thatContinue reading “True Story”

The Babadook

Release: Friday, November 28, 2014 (limited)  [Redbox] Written by: Jennifer Kent Directed by: Jennifer Kent It’s official. I’m in love with horror once again. It’s some kind of feat the hype surrounding Jennifer Kent’s much-acclaimed horror film has gotten to the point where it feels like watching the ‘scariest film in years’ this far into 2015 is, yeah, a little likeContinue reading “The Babadook”

Wild Tales

Release: Friday, February 20, 2015 (limited)  [Theater] Written by: Damián Szifrón Directed by: Damián Szifrón Having a rough day at the office? Car get towed? Is your name Britt McHenry? Wild Tales may be exactly the movie you need to see today. Allow Argentinian Damián Szifrón to remedy your red-letter-day blues with a different kind of cinematic experienceContinue reading “Wild Tales”

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 first installment of what hopefully will be a long-running monthly feature, one that replaces last year’s Franco Files. I think in orderContinue reading “JCR Factor #1”

Woman in Gold

Release: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Alexi Kaye Campbell 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 resorting to graphic depiction, linger in the mind much longer than it’s going to. Simon Curtis’ suitably respectful tone and abilityContinue reading “Woman in Gold”

The Voices

Release: Friday, February 6, 2015 [Redbox] Written by: Michael R. Perry 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. Is evil the right word? In this case, yes . . . yes it is; cats take on an entirely darkerContinue reading “The Voices”

Danny Collins

Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Dan Fogelman 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 reconsider things we could have or shouldn’t have done. I’d like to not put too fine a point on it byContinue reading “Danny Collins”

While We’re Young

Release: Friday, March 27, 2015 [Theater] Written by:  Noah Baumbach 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 a director I should have written off already. What I’ve been able to gather through only two films (thisContinue reading “While We’re Young”