A Cure for Wellness

Release: Friday, February 17, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Justin Haythe Directed by: Gore Verbinski Gore Verbinski, the punk-rocker-turned filmmaker who coughed up the mess that was the 2013 reboot of The Lone Ranger, returns with an icky horror epic about a hot-shot Wall Streeter who travels to a remote rehab facility stashed high in the Swiss Alps to retrieveContinue reading “A Cure for Wellness”

Life (2015)

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Luke Davies Directed by: Anton Corbijn The spotlight shines once more upon Hollywood icon and heartthrob James Dean in the creatively titled 2015 biopic Life. Okay, so there actually is some nuance to the label. You can take it at face value but the film is more concerned with the relationship the actorContinue reading “Life (2015)”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Release: Friday, May 2, 2014 [Theater] His greatest battle begins, and so does mine. . . The web-slinging hero is back on the big screen in 2014 but it is much to many viewers’ dismay that the final product doesn’t deliver the goods. . .at least, not in terms of doing it the way recent superheroContinue reading “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Kill Your Darlings

Release: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Harry drops out of Hogwarts to start attending Columbia University — good idea? Probably one of the easier observations anyone is going to make when referring to Kill Your Darlings, a film that tips its hat to the romantics who inspired a literary revolution both stylistically and philosophically, is the factContinue reading “Kill Your Darlings”