Kevin Hart: What Now?

Release: Friday, October 14, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Kevin Hart; Joey Wells; Harry Ratchford; Brian Buccellato Directed by: Leslie Small; Tim Story Kevin Hart: What Now? isn’t quite as groundbreaking as the marketing may have you believe, but if you’re a fan of his stand-up it remains a must-see event. While the venue itself suggests the next phase in the evolution of this hyperkinetic ballContinue reading “Kevin Hart: What Now?”

Snowden

Release: Friday, September 16, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Oliver Stone; Kieran Fitzgerald Directed by: Oliver Stone Oliver Stone tackles one of the most elusive and polarizing figures of the 21st Century in his Edward Snowden biopic, a match made in cinematic heaven given Stone’s penchant for courting controversy with the material he works with. So why doesn’t itContinue reading “Snowden”

Finders Keepers

Release: Friday, September 25, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Directed by: Bryan Carberry; J. Clay Tweel A man wakes up. Man goes to a local auction at an abandoned storage unit; places the highest bid on a smoker. Man opens up said grill only to find part of another man’s leg inside, as if waiting to be barbecued. ManContinue reading “Finders Keepers”

TBT: Citizen Kane (1941)

Let’s send October off in style, shall we? Four Thursdays and several classics later, we arrive here at the fifth installment of TBT. And really, how can I ignore this one? It’s a film I saw a few months ago and I haven’t seen it since, so with any luck my memory will not failContinue reading “TBT: Citizen Kane (1941)”

The Walk

Release: Friday, October 9, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Robert Zemeckis; Christopher Browne Directed by: Robert Zemeckis In this episode of Remarkable Feats of Human Spectacle and/or Idiocy, Joseph Gordon Levitt balances on a one-inch thick steel cable rigged between the newly-constructed towers of the World Trade Center, looming steel giants that would go on to cast infinite shadows across Lower ManhattanContinue reading “The Walk”

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Release: Friday, June 6, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Shep Gordon. To not know him is to not live. Or love. Possibly both. The name’s iconic in at least the music and film industries, after the would-be social worker established his reputation as an idiosyncratic, freewheeling talent manager who stumbled into the gig thanks to a comical encounter involving JanisContinue reading “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”

For No Good Reason

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] If there’s any good reason to go see For No Good Reason, it’s the chance to see an extended slideshow of some of Ralph Steadman’s more provocative paintings. Sure, you know who this guy is. His illustrations have probably even made an appearance in your nightmares at some point. Grotesque, emotionallyContinue reading “For No Good Reason”

The Act of Killing

Release: Friday, July 19, 2013 (limited) [Netflix] Abundant are the films that, post-viewing, make you grateful for the experience, even though they took you far outside your comfort zone. There are even those that you really wish you could un-see; those that haunt your mind like a recurring nightmare. And then there’s Joshua Oppenheimer’s The ActContinue reading “The Act of Killing”

The Summit

Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 (limited) [Theater] K2. Perhaps few points on Earth are as coveted as its rarely-seen, wind-swept summit — at least with the sole purpose being to simply leave the footprints behind to say indeed, you were there; you had made it. In August of 2008 as many as 11 lives were lostContinue reading “The Summit”

The Fifth Estate

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 [Theater] Yeah, thanks. . . thanks Bill Condon, if we wanted to sit through a lecture on information gathering in the digital age, we would (and a lot of us probably) have made tuition payments for school. However, this is a movie and we want to be entertained as much asContinue reading “The Fifth Estate”