Hell or High Water

Release: Friday, August 12, 2016 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: David Mackenzie The day after you’ve watched something is probably not the time to proclaim that thing an instant classic. It would be wise to allow the infatuation phase to run its course before declaring your undying love for your partner. Unfortunately for me,Continue reading “Hell or High Water”

TBT: Chinatown (1974)

Back for more blasts from the past? You’ve come to the right place. This Thursday we find ourselves straying into dangerous territory, going places we’ve been warned to stay away from. Parts of town that remain mysterious and off-limits for good reason. Of course, I’m not talking about your local ghetto, or the part ofContinue reading “TBT: Chinatown (1974)”

A Most Violent Year

Release: Friday, January 23, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: J.C. Chandor Directed by: J.C. Chandor In what’s likely to shape up to be one of the year’s most misleading titles I have happened upon cinematic bliss in A Most Violent Year, a love/hate letter to the 1980s that trades in what is presumed to be grueling thematic material for authentic human interaction. Writer/director J.C. ChandorContinue reading “A Most Violent Year”

Nightcrawler

Release: Friday, October 31, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Dan Gilroy Directed by: Dan Gilroy For anyone reeling in nostalgia for the days of Donnie Darko, boy do I have some good news for you. Jake Gyllenhaal is back and at least for the moment seems untouchable once more, playing the consummate weirdo very few of us are likelyContinue reading “Nightcrawler”

Gone Girl

Release: Friday, October 3, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Gillian Flynn Directed by: David Fincher Not to be confused with the Ben Affleck-directed Gone Baby Gone from 2007, Gone Girl is yet another exceptionally entertaining thriller from David Fincher, a director guilty of association . . . with rock-solid filmmaking, that is. I don’t know why that would be confusing,Continue reading “Gone Girl”

The Iceman

Release: Friday, May 3, 2013 (limited) [Redbox] General Zod ain’t got nothin’ on this dude’s ‘tude. . . The great Michael Shannon assumes the role of a paradoxical contract killer/family man, Richard Kuklinski — a man who proves that possessing two faces is only gonna get ya twice as hurt. And twice the jail time, inContinue reading “The Iceman”