TBT: American Beauty (1999)

Unlike last week's discovery, sometimes putting off a movie you've been aware of for many years is a strategy that pays dividends. Of course today we're going to be looking at a movie that is so radically different that comparisons need not be made. I suppose the point of all this incessant rambling is for me to … Continue reading TBT: American Beauty (1999)

The Gift

Release: Friday, August 7, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Joel Edgerton Directed by: Joel Edgerton The Gift is a kind of addictive drug. The more of it you consume the more of it you want. Considering this is the first time Australian actor Joel Edgerton has been in full control of a project, that may seem hyperbolic. However, the logic follows. … Continue reading The Gift

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

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 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 like … Continue reading The Babadook

Furious 7

Release: Friday, April 3, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Chris Morgan Directed by: James Wan With James Wan behind the wheel, Furious 7 surprises by not only representing an exciting new direction for the young director but possibly the best this franchise has to offer. It's no secret that over the last few films the stakes have been steadily rising for Dom … Continue reading Furious 7