TBT: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

In trying to keep with a theme for this month’s batch of TBT’s, I have failed. 😦 I kind of put myself in a bad spot by opening the month (and the year) with Arnie’s disastrous adventure involving Armageddon in End of Days, a film I didn’t really feel comfortable with “associating” with any others asContinue reading “TBT: Saving Private Ryan (1998)”

Fury

Release: Friday, October 17, 2014 [Theater] Written by: David Ayer Directed by: David Ayer There’s no such thing as a politically-neutral war film. That’s why David Ayer (End of Watch; Sabotage) should be praised for focusing not on the ideals and goals of war but rather its consequences. In his film there is a whole lot of loss and not aContinue reading “Fury”

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Release: Friday, August 22, 2014 [Theater] Okay so there apparently is a major self-destructive streak in me, for I went to see the purportedly ill-advised Sin City sequel and walked out a happy customer. Perhaps more so than I rightfully should have been, too. Has it really been ten years since the last time we wallowed inContinue reading “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

For No Good Reason

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] If there’s any good reason to go see For No Good Reason, it’s the chance to see an extended slideshow of some of Ralph Steadman’s more provocative paintings. Sure, you know who this guy is. His illustrations have probably even made an appearance in your nightmares at some point. Grotesque, emotionallyContinue reading “For No Good Reason”

12 Years a Slave

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Every so often there are those releases that stir up a buzz unlike any other; a certain climate that generates perhaps as much interest in the film as the film itself. This feverish talk might be about the cast involved and the work they have turned in, or theContinue reading “12 Years a Slave”