The Lady in the Van

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Alan Bennett Directed by: Nicholas Hytner The Lady in the Van is really good if you like watching movies about the elderly, the homeless and the incontinent. (Spoiler alert: I don't mind them.) Maggie Smith, who is the lady in the van, is a real piece of work in … Continue reading The Lady in the Van

Legend

Release: Friday, November 20, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Brian Helgeland Directed by: Brian Helgeland Otherwise known as the notoriously boring true story of the Kray twins. Much to the displeasure of anyone who might fairly assume Tom Hardy playing two roles in the same movie means that movie should be twice as fun, Legend delivers not even half … Continue reading Legend

Burnt

Release: Friday, October 30, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Steven Knight; Michael Kalesniko Directed by: John Wells Brad Cooper is a dish best served cold in this kitchen drama, starring him as a lunatic chef in what seems to be the pinnacle of culinary kick-assery in downtown London. There's not much fat on these bones but Cooper and some of … Continue reading Burnt

Pan

Release: Friday, October 9, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jason Fuchs Directed by: Joe Wright We're off to Never, Neverland, but unfortunately not quite like in Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.' No, Joe Wright's reboot of a Disney classic is a lot more subdued. This spirited adventure is, at best, an acoustic interpretation of that song and, come to think of it, … Continue reading Pan

Locke

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] What's harder to reconcile -- the uncertainty and doubt associated with what the future may or may not hold for you, or acknowledging the truth of what's happened in your past? If you don't find yourself moved by this kind of prying, existential question, a question that you can almost feel digging … Continue reading Locke