JCR Factor #6

Greetings one and all. Thanks for joining Mr. Reilly and I for another edition of the John C. Reilly Factor -- Thomas J's latest character study. We move into September and back into drama with a look at a character I've only very recently been introduced to. This month, I have to be honest, is … Continue reading JCR Factor #6

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Release: Friday, August 7, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Marielle Heller Directed by: Marielle Heller If there was a film this year that epitomized the expression 'don't judge a book by its cover,' uh . . . yeah, this is it. In hindsight the suspect title is rather ingenious. 'Teenage' is certainly specific, and so is 'the diary' for that matter. … Continue reading The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Blue Ruin

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Jeremy Saulnier Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier From the opening shot silence dominates, ominously foreshadowing a journey fraught with tension and dread. It doesn't take long to realize that something is wrong, to feel the disconnect between a vagabond and his surroundings. Macon Blair's Dwight is floating through existence, living out of … Continue reading Blue Ruin

Trainwreck

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Amy Schumer Directed by: Judd Apatow So I'm wondering if it's some weird coincidence I'm listening to some softcore R&B while trying to decide whether Trainwreck's sappy or touching. There were some parts in this movie that were less than . . . . . . . . . . . … Continue reading Trainwreck

JCR Factor #4

July, along with sweltering temperatures, brings you the fourth edition of the John C. Reilly Factor -- Thomas J's latest character study. To find more related material, visit the Features menu up top and search the sub-menu Actor Profiles. I'm not sure if anyone has ever rated JCR's sexiness on a scale of 1 - anything. Does anyone … Continue reading JCR Factor #4

The Overnight

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Patrick Brice Directed by: Patrick Brice This one time, at Jason Schwartzman's house . . . No, but seriously. This is no band-camp experience; this is a movie about adults having a sleepover. Wait, that sounds even weirder. Schwartzman's Kurt is hosting. Well, he and his wife Charlotte (Judith Godrèche) are … Continue reading The Overnight

Lost River

  Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Redbox] Written by: Ryan Gosling Directed by: Ryan Gosling On a scale of crypticness, Lost River sits right in between the obtuseness of garden variety Terrence Malick and Ryan Gosling's second collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn, though the distances are pretty great on either side. It doesn't come close to even appearing … Continue reading Lost River