The Infiltrator

Release: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Ellen Brown Furman Directed by: Brad Furman Brad Furman wasn't looking to infiltrate more elite groups of directors who had earlier tackled the gritty but ever fascinating subject of the drug trafficking epidemic in America when he paired up with Bryan Cranston. That much is clear just based on the relative nonchalance … Continue reading The Infiltrator

Knight of Cups

Release: Friday, March 4, 2016 (limited)  [Theater] Written by: Terrence Malick Directed by: Terrence Malick The cinematic poetry of Terrence Malick continues in his cryptic Knight of Cups, an offering that may well epitomize everything his admirers adore and everything detractors feel scorned by for not 'getting.' I know how pretentious that sounds but truth is I land squarely … Continue reading Knight of Cups

Goodnight Mommy

Release: Friday, September 11, 2015 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Severin Fiala; Veronika Franz Directed by: Severin Fiala; Veronika Franz This piece is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. After a lot of anticipation having read some of the great reviews out there, I finally had a chance to check out Austria's attempted, but unfortunately not accepted, … Continue reading Goodnight Mommy

The Witch

Release: Friday, February 19, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Robert Eggers Directed by: Robert Eggers In Robert Eggers' feature film debut a certain amount of faith is required. Faith in a relatively unfamiliar cast, in the Colonial-period pressure cooker a young writer-director throws us into; faith that something terrible is going to come of all of this. Much of that faith … Continue reading The Witch

The Wolfpack

Release: Friday, June 12, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Directed by: Crystal Moselle Short film director Crystal Moselle's first feature-length documentary probably would have never happened if she weren't on the right street corner at the right time of day. Her chance encounter with the Angulo brothers on the streets of New York one afternoon would seem like serendipity had it … Continue reading The Wolfpack

Joy

Release: Christmas Day 2015 [Theater] Written by: David O. Russell; Annie Mumolo Directed by: David O. Russell Does a movie have an obligation to become the very thing its title advertises? Should we feel duped if that title says one thing and then the story goes off and does something else? No, Joy is not a movie about … Continue reading Joy

Tangerine

Release: Friday, July 10, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Sean Baker; Chris Bergoch Directed by: Sean Baker How I felt when I first tucked into indie dramedy Tangerine -- yes, that film, the one shot entirely on the iPhone 5s -- and how I felt when the last scene faded to black couldn't have been more radically different … Continue reading Tangerine

Genre Grandeur – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – Digital Shortbread

 

Hey everyone, I’m featured once again over on MovieRob for September’s Genre Grandeur (favorite ’70s movies). Come check out my thoughts on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

MovieRob

1970gg For this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the 70’s, here’s a review of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) by Tom of Digital Shortbread.

Thanks again to Sherise of The Girl That Loved to Review. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by me.

In honor of the month when Marty McFly came to visit us here in 2015, I have decided that we will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring time travel.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of October by sending them to timetravel@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Let’s see what Tom thought of this movie:

_____________________________________________

image

Number of times seen: dozens, though the most recent watch was probably about 10 years ago now

 

Brief Synopsis: A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory…

View original post 620 more words

Black Mass

Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Mark Mallouk; Jez Butterworth Directed by: Scott Cooper In Scott Cooper's third film, Johnny Depp is one bad man. How bad? Bad enough to make the stench of his Charlie Mortdecai finally drift away, sure. But now another question is bugging me: what does he do after this? How long … Continue reading Black Mass

Grandma

Release: Friday, August 21, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Paul Weitz Directed by: Paul Weitz Grandma is a misleading title for a film dealing with taboos such as teen pregnancy and abortion. Presenting a thoroughly convincing conundrum in which a young girl turns to her unstable grandmother following a one-night stand that causes her to become pregnant, Paul Weitz's latest deflects accusations … Continue reading Grandma