Kill Me Three Times

Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Netflix] Written by: James McFarland Directed by: Kriv Stenders Simon Pegg embraces his inner baddie and Kill Me Three Times is somewhat better because of it. ‘Somewhat’ is the operative word here as Pegg, even in a killer role (e-hem), isn’t enough to make the film worth watching. Too choppily paced to be considered an intentionalContinue reading “Kill Me Three Times”

The Voices

Release: Friday, February 6, 2015 [Redbox] Written by: Michael R. Perry Directed by: Marjane Satrapi I always knew cats were inherently evil. What with their pawing and purring and hairballs and general infatuation with chasing their own tails. Is evil the right word? In this case, yes . . . yes it is; cats take on an entirely darkerContinue reading “The Voices”

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”

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Mr. Neeson’s very particular set of skills, while not applied quite as liberally this time around, still make themselves available during creative bursts of energy in this brand new crime thriller from Scott Frank. There’s a chill in the air and an eerie quiet about the New York City imagined in AContinue reading “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

The Franco Files – #8

Welcome to September, and the eighth edition of The Franco Files! Still going strong here, folks. . .even despite my apparent inability to really get going on diving deeper into his filmography beyond the recent things that I have seen him in. Some fan, eh? I know, I know. Here’s me reaching. Today’s entry is notContinue reading “The Franco Files – #8”

TBT: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

I wonder if I should adopt a new rule or something for this little guy, now the longest-running feature I currently have on my page. Today’s selection is a movie my peepers haven’t come across in quite some time. And so now I’m thinking of all the ways these reviews might be more interesting if I chooseContinue reading “TBT: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)”

Kill Your Darlings

Release: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Harry drops out of Hogwarts to start attending Columbia University — good idea? Probably one of the easier observations anyone is going to make when referring to Kill Your Darlings, a film that tips its hat to the romantics who inspired a literary revolution both stylistically and philosophically, is the factContinue reading “Kill Your Darlings”