In Part 2, we finish up the year (July thru December) in movie reviews, my seventh (technically sixth full-year) since first joining WordPress back in 2011. (Click here or just scroll your happy self to the bottom of this post if you missed Part 1!) The back half of 2018 found Thomas J putting up … Continue reading Year in Review: 2018 on Thomas J! (Part 2 of 2)
Release: Friday, February 24, 2017 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Macon Blair Directed by: Macon Blair In his directorial debut Macon Blair shows how much he's learned from his Qui-Gon Jinn, the one and only Jeremy Saulnier, director of Murder Party, Blue Ruin and Green Room -- all of which Blair has had at least a supporting part … Continue reading I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.
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
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
Release: Friday, April 24, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Andrew Knight; Andrew Anastasios Directed by: Russell Crowe Guided more by passion than a need for coherence, Russell Crowe's directorial debut is strong enough to ensure there will be projects forthcoming from the Academy Award-winning Aussie. Crowe busies himself by taking on the lead of, funny enough, Australian farmer Joshua Connor … Continue reading The Water Diviner
Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Dan Fogelman Directed by: Dan Fogelman Perspective is a tool we come to wield better with age. As months beget years and years decades, we can look back and reconsider things we could have or shouldn't have done. I'd like to not put too fine a point on it by … Continue reading Danny Collins
Release: Friday, September 27, 2013 [Theater] Stop it Jon, you're making me blush. . . . . . . . Stop it! Haha, oh, you silly man, you. E-hem. . . . sorry. As I was saying. . . .Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes for broke here, starring in his big screen directorial and writing debut. He's Jon … Continue reading Don Jon