‘Argo’s Politics Emphasize an America at Odds

We discuss the movie Argo in depth below, also touching on certain points regarding the film that could inspire debate and controversy. If you haven't seen the film yet, proceed with caution. Though any given film can…

REVIEW: ‘Argo’ (2012)

Grade: B The festival darling and awards contender Argo is about as close as political thrillers get to becoming a thoroughly engaging entertainment, while not quite managing to fully thrill or provoke me outright. The…

Rock of Ages Review (2012) Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta

REVIEW: ‘Rock of Ages’ (2012)

Grade: C- Whenever a stage musical is adapted for the big screen, my feelings toward the project are inevitably mixed. On one hand I am excited when any musical gets made into an accessible film…

The Unsung Heroes (and Villains) of 2011

Critics, bloggers and awards circles are already beginning to reveal their thoughts on the year’s best movies and performances. Indeed, even Film Misery will be working very hard next week to share with you our…

Lt. James Gordon in 'Batman: Year One'

DVD REVIEW: ‘Batman: Year One’ (2011)

GRADE: C- What standards do I use when reviewing something like Batman: Year One? The latest release in Warner Brothers and DC Comic's animated direct-to-dvd line, it adapts the comic of the same name by…

FMP Ep. 023 – ‘Drive’ / Interview with…

This week Phil and I revved our engines to discuss the fantastic new movie Drive from one of Film Misery's favorite directors Nicholas Winding Refn. Among the topics of conversation are the uses for the…

REVIEW: ‘Drive’ (2011)

Grade: A In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Ryan Gosling called Drive his “superhero movie.” After seeing the film, I understand his statement because his character does appear to be super-human. We never see…