Decades Blogathon — Andrei Rublev (1966)

  Greetings one and all! I hope you’ve been enjoying the 2016 edition of the Decades Blogathon thus far. I know I certainly have. Just a little note to our contributors who are yet to be featured: me and Mark have decided that, given the considerable drop-off in viewership over the weekend, we shall suspendContinue reading “Decades Blogathon — Andrei Rublev (1966)”

Hardcore Henry

Release: Friday, April 8, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Ilya Naishuller Directed by: Ilya Naishuller Hardcore Henry isn’t a film for the thinking man. That might even be obvious from the title, one that hints at a crude breed of action-thriller where people excessively swear, have lots of tattoos and women — and innocent bystanders — are as disposable as a KodakContinue reading “Hardcore Henry”

Triple 9

Release: Friday, February 26 ,2016 [Theater] Written by: Matt Cook Directed by: John Hillcoat Triple 9 could be a really great film. I’m not saying that to be facetious or hypothetical, like, “I have all these suggestions to make it better and here’s how you do it,” or “I’m seeing this tonight and I hope it’s going to beContinue reading “Triple 9”

Bridge of Spies

Release: Friday, October 16, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Matt Charman; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen Directed by: Steven Spielberg The Red Scare may be long since over but in Steven Spielberg’s 29th feature (!) we’re thrown right back into the thick of it as Tom Hanks is tapped to negotiate the swapping of two major (human) pawns caught in a protracted andContinue reading “Bridge of Spies”

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Release: Friday, August 14, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Guy Ritchie; Lionel Wigram Directed by: Guy Ritchie In The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the stylish new action comedy from Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill looks short compared to Armie Hammer. So I had to go look up the listed height of his less debonair co-star. Hammer stands a towering 6’5″. .Continue reading “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release: Friday, May 1, 2015 [RPX Theater] Written by: Joss Whedon Directed by: Joss Whedon In the chaotic and climactic final twenty minutes a wistfulness arose within me, and though I didn’t let it fully disengage me from one of the year’s most ambitious CGI spectacles I was annoyed I let it happen. I knew it was going to, though.Continue reading “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”

The November Man

Release: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 [Theater] Careful with that trigger finger, Devereux. The old adage ‘the more things change the more they stay the same’ is likely to surface in several forms here in my explanation as to why I think Pierce Brosnan doesn’t really owe us an explanation for the mess that is The November Man. AfterContinue reading “The November Man”

TBT: From Russia with Love (1964)

Yes, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is going on. This much is true. Somewhere out there amongst the trees and suffocating humidity of Brazil some folks are kicking funny-colored balls around and trying to get them into little rectangular nets at opposing ends of a long, intensely well-groomed patch of grass. No, I like the sport of feet-ball,Continue reading “TBT: From Russia with Love (1964)”

TBT: Goldeneye (1995)

It’s a brand new month and once again time for a whole new way to dork out on Throwback Thursday. After taking the week off last week I am back and feeling refreshed after sifting through a month of Adam Sandler films. (Speculation is probably going to run high about whether I threw in theContinue reading “TBT: Goldeneye (1995)”

TBT: Miracle (2004)

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon our doorsteps. While most of the world’s eyes are going to be set on Sochi and their questionable accommodations, hopefully there will be a few to spare as we push forward into February on TBT. After the polls closed on Facebook in which I askedContinue reading “TBT: Miracle (2004)”