In the Heart of the Sea

Release: Friday, December 11, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Charles Leavitt; Rick Jaffa; Amanda Silver Directed by: Ron Howard From the infamously dangerous Nürburgring and into the heart of the sea Ron Howard has steered his cameras in an altogether new direction, facing the unenviable task of crafting a cinematic event based around the circumstances that inspired 19th Century writerContinue reading “In the Heart of the Sea”

TBT: Citizen Kane (1941)

Let’s send October off in style, shall we? Four Thursdays and several classics later, we arrive here at the fifth installment of TBT. And really, how can I ignore this one? It’s a film I saw a few months ago and I haven’t seen it since, so with any luck my memory will not failContinue reading “TBT: Citizen Kane (1941)”

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Release: Friday, May 8, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Felix Herngren; Hans Ingemansson Directed by: Felix Herngren Believe it or not, this ungainly film title actually leaves details out. So does the promotional poster. Sure, a 100-year-old man does climb out a window. And (spoiler alert) he does disappear . . . well, relative to the perspective held by thoseContinue reading “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”

The Age of Adaline

Release: Friday, April 24, 2015 [Theater] Written by: J. Mills Goodloe; Salvador Paskowitz Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger I’m a sucker for romance done right. Call me old-fashioned, laugh at my sentimentality, but The Age of Adaline fits the description, bookmarking itself as one of the first true surprises of the year. At first glance Lee Toland Krieger’s premiseContinue reading “The Age of Adaline”

Danny Collins

Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Dan Fogelman Directed by: Dan Fogelman Perspective is a tool we come to wield better with age.  As months beget years and years decades, we can look back and reconsider things we could have or shouldn’t have done. I’d like to not put too fine a point on it byContinue reading “Danny Collins”

Only Lovers Left Alive

Release: Friday, April 11, 2014 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Jim Jarmusch Directed by: Jim Jarmusch Vampires have never seemed as hipster as they do in Jim Jarmusch’s beautifully framed and deliberately paced tale of two long-time lovers reuniting in Detroit — but in an incredible twist of fate script they have also never seemed so appealing. Tom HiddlestonContinue reading “Only Lovers Left Alive”

Land Ho!

Release: Friday, July 11, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As much a gorgeous postcard from the Icelandic coast, Land Ho! also serves as a warm, sentimental comedy about taking advantage of time we can almost measure out in handfuls. In a perpetual disappearing act, it is a hell of a precious thing. Fittingly, this neat and trim 90-minute package isContinue reading “Land Ho!”