Special Correspondents

Release: Friday, April 29, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Ricky Gervais Directed by: Ricky Gervais  I'm suspicious of any movie that literally ends with the line "This is like the end of a movie." While exemplary of the meta flavor of comedy that's been en vogue since at least the mid-2000s, that line is also symptomatic of a … Continue reading Special Correspondents

The Finest Hours

Release: Friday, January 29, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Scott Silver; Paul Tamasy; Eric Johnson Directed by: Craig Gillespie Chris Pine just wants to be the captain of everything. And I guess that's a good thing because every time his number is called he responds with some kind of grand gesture that usually involves multiple lives being saved under his … Continue reading The Finest Hours

Lone Survivor

Release: Christmas Day 2013 (limited) [Theater] Before we dive into an analysis of this film, let's first get one thing straight: this is no Saving Private Ryan. The critic who made that comparison probably made it in the (understandably) dizzying buzz after experiencing an early screening of Peter Berg's war film and felt compelled to give … Continue reading Lone Survivor

Closed Circuit

Release: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 [Theater] Shortly after seeing Closed Circuit, my brain short-circuited. After a serious cerebral work-out trying to figure out why any of the events that occur in this British pseudo-psychothriller really matter, I may have injured myself. I apologize if this review doesn't come out all that coherently and/or if details are … Continue reading Closed Circuit