Stretch

Release: Friday, March 21, 2014 [Netflix] Written by: Joe Carnahan Directed by: Joe Carnahan Where this guy’s going, he’s definitely going to need roads . . . and a lot of luck. Joe Carnahan’s Stretch is best enjoyed when your guard is down, when you’re in the mood for watching something that, taken scene by scene, makesContinue reading “Stretch”

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”

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Release: Friday, August 22, 2014 [Theater] Okay so there apparently is a major self-destructive streak in me, for I went to see the purportedly ill-advised Sin City sequel and walked out a happy customer. Perhaps more so than I rightfully should have been, too. Has it really been ten years since the last time we wallowed inContinue reading “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

The Iceman

Release: Friday, May 3, 2013 (limited) [Redbox] General Zod ain’t got nothin’ on this dude’s ‘tude. . . The great Michael Shannon assumes the role of a paradoxical contract killer/family man, Richard Kuklinski — a man who proves that possessing two faces is only gonna get ya twice as hurt. And twice the jail time, inContinue reading “The Iceman”