A Most Violent Year

Release: Friday, January 23, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: J.C. Chandor Directed by: J.C. Chandor In what's likely to shape up to be one of the year's most misleading titles I have happened upon cinematic bliss in A Most Violent Year, a love/hate letter to the 1980s that trades in what is presumed to be grueling thematic material for authentic human interaction. Writer/director J.C. Chandor … Continue reading A Most Violent Year

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Release: Christmas Day 2013 [Theater] Nelson Mandela. Now there's a name that has 'Hollywood movie' written all over it. With the passing of such an extraordinary figure a mere month ago, the moment doesn't seem to be any riper for a major motion picture about him to be sweeping across the globe. While it's pretty difficult … Continue reading Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

This Is 40

Release: Friday, December 21, 2012 [Theater] I do like Judd Apatow but I'm going to veer off-course here, just like his directing does in this film, by saying this is in no way one of his best features. It's certainly one of his longest. Clocking in at over two-hours, This Is 40 is a chance to exploit … Continue reading This Is 40