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. Trust … Continue 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 perfect … Continue reading TBT: Team America – World Police (2004)

Lone Survivor

Release: Christmas Day 2013 (limited) [Theater] Before we dive into an analysis of this film, let's first get one thing straight: this is no Saving Private Ryan. The critic who made that comparison probably made it in the (understandably) dizzying buzz after experiencing an early screening of Peter Berg's war film and felt compelled to give … Continue reading Lone Survivor

Closed Circuit

Release: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 [Theater] Shortly after seeing Closed Circuit, my brain short-circuited. After a serious cerebral work-out trying to figure out why any of the events that occur in this British pseudo-psychothriller really matter, I may have injured myself. I apologize if this review doesn't come out all that coherently and/or if details are … Continue reading Closed Circuit

Cleanskin

Release: Friday, March 9, 2012 [Redbox] I expected a little more out of Alec Trevelyan in this new Bond-like outing. Unfortunately, there were no clever quips about how they are about to destroy their targets in this one. A British Secret Service agent finds himself on a questionable, albeit dangerous assignment: stopping the men (man?) responsible … Continue reading Cleanskin