BlacKkKlansman

Release: Friday, August 10, 2018 →Theater Written by: Spike Lee; Charlie Wachtel; David Rabinowitz; Kevin Willmott Directed by: Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman is one wild ride. Loosely based upon the 2014 memoir of the same name (minus that little ‘k’ that writer/director Spike Lee threw in there), it recounts the experiences of an undercover black police officer in theContinue reading “BlacKkKlansman”

Free State of Jones

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Gary Ross; Leonard Hartman Directed by: Gary Ross In Gary Ross’ new film, inspired by the life of Civil War medic-turned-rebel Newton Knight, the firepower has been upgraded from crossbows to muskets and bayonets, but both the fire and the power in the former Hunger Games director are absent in Free StateContinue reading “Free State of Jones”

Green Room

Release: Friday, April 29, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jeremy Saulnier Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier Jeremy Saulnier continues to polish the edges on his unique brand of filmmaking in 2016. Green Room is electrifying. It’s intense. It’s bloody. It’s raw. It’s wrong. But man, is it watchable. And I’m liking the theme here: last time it was Blue Ruin . . . now it’s GreenContinue reading “Green Room”

Paul G — #3

Last time we were here, Paul was being a real bastard to the beloved, but troubled Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson in the wonderful music biopic Love & Mercy. The character was another great demonstration of how unlikable the actor can become on screen, putting such distance (hopefully) between his on and off-screen persona withContinue reading “Paul G — #3”

Race

Release: Friday, February 19, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Joe Shrapnel; Anna Waterhouse Directed by: Stephen Hopkins No sports film is strictly a celebration of athleticism. Tethered to that name or group of names is the burden of understanding, not of themselves — the athlete knows specifically what he or she is — but rather that their actions represent aContinue reading “Race”

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. ChandorContinue 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 difficultContinue reading “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”