30-for-30: Survive and Advance

Release: Sunday, March 17, 2013 [Netflix] Directed by: Jonathan Hock Thrown off balance by Houston's sudden switch to the zone defense, the North Carolina State Wolfpack, "the cardiac kids," scrapped to find a last-second shot that would once again elevate them over their opponent and into the upper echelon of improbable victories. But there were seven seconds left on … Continue reading 30-for-30: Survive and Advance

Love

Release: Friday, October 30, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Gaspar Noé Directed by: Gaspar Noé Editor's note: Try as I might to tiptoe around the more explicit material, I won't be able to avoid it all as I find it crucial to give my open, honest opinions on each film I watch. Therefore this review may feature a discussion … Continue reading Love

Adult Beginners

Release: Friday, April 24, 2015 [Netflix] Written by: Jeff Cox; Liz Flahive; Nick Kroll Directed by: Ross Katz Fans of FX's The League, here's a movie you've kind of been waiting for. Kind of. And maybe 'waiting for' is extreme. Regardless of my lack of enthusiasm towards star Nick Kroll, Adult Beginners finds a way to encourage a more … Continue reading Adult Beginners

The Brothers Grimsby

Release: Friday, March 11, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen; Phil Johnston; Peter Baynham Directed by: Louis Leterrier There's something about Sacha Baron Cohen that really makes you feel like a complete idiot. He's become really good at that because here I went, blinded by my own boredom, to a screening where I was the only viewer … Continue reading The Brothers Grimsby

Man Up

Release: Friday, November 13, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Tess Morris Directed by: Ben Palmer Man Up plays out like the self-help book on dating that you never knew you needed. Or wanted. It's a romantic comedy where the romance is neither obnoxious nor saccharine and where not everyone is all LOL-ing up in your face because they're … Continue reading Man Up

Hell and Back

Release: Friday, October 2, 2015 [Netflix] Written by: Tom Gianas; Hugh Sterbakov; Zeb Wells Directed by: Tom Gianas; Ross Shuman Hell and Back is the result of a very goofy experiment. It manifests as Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman's crude mash-up of Beavis and Butthead's juvenile sense of humor with Team America's suggestive (offensive?) usage of stop-motion animation. The … Continue reading Hell and Back

Zootopia

Release: Friday, March 4, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Byron Howard; Rich Moore; Jared Bush; Phil Johnston; Jennifer Lee; Josie Trinidad; Jim Reardon; Dan Fogelman Directed by: Byron Howard; Rich Moore; Jared Bush Zootopia isn't exactly a film of subtlety. And it's proud of that fact. After all, it should feel a certain sense of obligation to distract from … Continue reading Zootopia