Demolition

Release: Friday, April 8, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Bryan Sipe Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée Jake Gyllenhaal has played a variety of oddballs in his time. He’s navigated his way carefully through a maze of mental illness — including, but certainly not limited to, sociopathy, obsession and depression — and often bravely inhabited characters who we’re almost dared to embrace atContinue reading “Demolition”

While We’re Young

Release: Friday, March 27, 2015 [Theater] Written by:  Noah Baumbach Directed by: Noah Baumbach  As the tagline suggests, life never gets old but can the same be said for aggressively hipster, disingenuous characters and convoluted stories? Noah Baumbach is a director I should have written off already. What I’ve been able to gather through only two films (thisContinue reading “While We’re Young”

St. Vincent

Release: Friday, October 24, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Theodore Melfi Directed by: Theodore Melfi In St. Vincent Bill Murray is the sort-of-bad guy, and Melissa McCarthy is the sort-of-saint. The role-reversal almost seems self-congratulatory it’s so overt. But does that make this comedy a bad movie? That largely depends on how you define ‘a bad movie.’ That nine-letter phrase canContinue reading “St. Vincent”

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Release: Friday, October 17, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu; Nicolás Giacobone; Alexander Dinelaris Jr.; Armando Bo Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu  Michael Keaton as Birdman as Batman, is awesome. Behind him, a coterie of memorable characters, some fictitious and others parodies of the performers playing them. There’s Ed Norton in his underwear, Emma Stone in a drugContinue reading “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”