Decades Blogathon – L.A. Confidential (1997)

Originally posted on three rows back:
Welcome to Day 4 of the Decades Blogathon – ‘7’ edition – hosted by myself and my blogging brother Tom from Thomas J. For those who don’t know, the blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the seventh year of the decade. Tom and I are running a…

Hateship Loveship

Release: Friday, April 11, 2014 (limited) [Redbox] Written by:  Mark Jude Poirier Directed by: Liza Johnson At a certain point, restrained filmmaking can put a strain on its relationship with its audience. Liza Johnson’s thoughtful but underwhelming Hateship Loveship is a film that dares to be subtle, so much so that it has trouble balancing its thematic and entertainment responsibilities. Despite the oddball title Johnson managesContinue reading “Hateship Loveship”

The Rover

Release: Friday, June 13, 2014 (limited) [Theater] People often are products of their environment. In the case of The Rover, it seems to be the other way around. If that sounds like a call for the environmentally-minded to flock to their nearest indie/arthouse theater to see this flick, I don’t believe I could be more misleading. This unrelentingly bleak dramaContinue reading “The Rover”

Breathe In

Release: Friday, March 28, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Watching a film like the claustrophobically personal yet largely insignificant Breathe In is the same experience I get going into art museums and being told a painting of a horse is worth $3 million. I can appreciate the view, but what is there to understand? It’s a picture of a horse. ThisContinue reading “Breathe In”

Iron Man 3

Release: Friday, May 3, 2013 [Theater] “Did you see that?!” Yinsen, the doctor, implored a despondent Tony Stark to try and grasp the severity of the situation that lied before both of them, “Those are YOUR weapons. . . in the hands of those murderers! Is this what you want? Is this the last act toContinue reading “Iron Man 3”