Anticipated 2017

12 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

The Most Anticipated Films… …in alphabetical order.  Sorry; ranking these by excitement is too difficult.  I don't usually go about listing my anticipated films until the Oscars for the previous year have happened, but some…

REVIEW: ‘End of Watch’ (2012)

Grade: C- “I’m too old for this shit.” It was my first impulse, as the end credits for David Ayer’s new film End of Watch started rolling, to invoke that most famous of one-liners from…

Quick Takes – 08.07.11

Source Code (2011) Grade: B- 1st Viewing This thriller from Duncan Jones was a watchable suspense film that was unable to ascend to greatness because it didn’t know were to end. After what would have…

DVD REVIEW: ‘Source Code’

Grade: B- I confess I will most likely not get around to reviewing The Blues Brothers as promised; this week got unexpectedly hectic. I did, however, get a chance to sit down and re-watch one of…

REVIEW: ‘Source Code’

Grade: B Duncan Jones (the son of David Bowie) is a talent that displays thematic consistency in his second film, Source Code. This thematic consistency is both a blessing and a curse. Source Code is…

REVIEW ROUND-UP: ‘Love and Other Drugs’

One of the few remaining question marks in the Oscar season surrounds Ed Zwick's Love and Other Drugs, the Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway romantic dramedy about a pharmaceutical salesman making it big with Viagra.…

Ang Lee Has Set His Next Movie

Anytime there's news about an upcoming Ang Lee film, it's a celebration for me. Love his movies. What other contemporary director has the range to go from The Wedding Banquet to Sense and Sensibility to…

REVIEW: Zodiac

Continuing through the works of David Fincher, comes his only film to date based on actual events. Set in various parts of California, this serial killer story is one of the most breathtaking and intelligent…

New Trailer for Jim Sheridan’s ‘Brothers’

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Natalie Portman star in this American remake of the Danish film Brothers from 2004. This time Jim Sheridan will be directing. It looks like it could be a film that…