Werewolves Within

Release: Friday, July 2, 2021 👀 Theater Written by: Mishna Wolff Directed by: Josh Ruben Starring: Sam Richardson; Milana Vayntrub; Wayne Duvall; Rebecca Henderson     ***/***** A little niceness goes a long way in Werewolves Within, a new horror-comedy from director Josh Ruben and writer Mishna Wolff. That’s a very welcomed message right now, though not one IContinue reading “Werewolves Within”

First Man

Release: Friday, October 12, 2018 →IMAX Written by: Josh Singer Directed by: Damien Chazelle While First Man is only a small step into a different genre for director Damien Chazelle, the way he tells the story of the Moon landing may well represent a giant leap for fans of his previous, more emotionally-driven work. The historical reenactment is unchartedContinue reading “First Man”

Elvis & Nixon

Release: Friday, April 22, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Joey Sagal; Hanala Sagal; Cary Elwes Directed by: Liza Johnson Maybe it would’ve been too cheesy to use, but I was totally surprised when I never heard the line “Elvis has left the building.” But let’s get one thing straight: Elvis & Nixon is plenty cheesy, so it might haveContinue reading “Elvis & Nixon”

Eye in the Sky

Release: Friday, April 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Guy Hibbert Directed by: Gavin Hood Eye in the Sky presents an intriguing, if not familiar moral conundrum as a British Army Colonel weighs the pros and cons of pulling the trigger on a drone missile strike that could eliminate top terrorist targets sheltered in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.Continue reading “Eye in the Sky”

Rosewater

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Redbox] Written by: Jon Stewart Directed by: Jon Stewart Rosewater may be watered-down in the drama department, but then that’s missing the point that Jon Stewart already seems to be blossoming from satirical news show host into a feature film maker with serious potential. You won’t find many (if any) of Stewart’s signature snideContinue reading “Rosewater”

The Imitation Game

Release: Friday, November 28, 2014 [Theater]  Written by: Graham Moore Directed by: Morten Tyldum The most glorious name in the biz has found a way to take his game to yet another level. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the minutia of how authentic Benedict Cumberbatch’s interpretation of one of Britain’s greatest minds comes across, without givingContinue reading “The Imitation Game”

Kill the Messenger

Release: Friday, October 10, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Peter Landesman  Directed by: Michael Cuesta Stories like this make me feel better about writing about less hardcore things than politics  . . . . like movies. Because even as a much-loathed film critic your work may come home with you, but it’s not likely to ever actually follow you home. (Unless,Continue reading “Kill the Messenger”

A Most Wanted Man

Release: Friday, July 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As all good things must, even A Most Wanted Man comes to an end. And it’s going to take everything in my power to remain on the conservative side here, what with a possible capstone performance to mark the end of a career as towering as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s. TrustContinue reading “A Most Wanted Man”

TBT: Team America – World Police (2004)

So, today’s a fairly crowded day on the calendar for yours truly. Somehow this Thursday would become one in which we would be simultaneously celebrating a brand new theme for TBT, as well as my blog’s third birthday/anniversary and, oh yeah, the Fourth of freaking* July! That’s how things go sometimes, I suppose. Call it the perfectContinue reading “TBT: Team America – World Police (2004)”

TBT: Wedding Crashers (2005)

Throwback Thursday March-es on with the final entry of the month hitting on yet another comic note. Really, comedies are pretty easy to review for this feature since they make up a majority of what I have in my DVD collection. They lay strewn across my floor in front of my T.V. and very oftenContinue reading “TBT: Wedding Crashers (2005)”