FMP Ep. 018 – ’30 Minutes or Less’

Phil Kollar is in Germany so for the next two weeks we will be joined by Film Misery contributor Davin Lacksonen. Davin and I talk about improvisation and how it diminished 30 Minutes or Less,…

REVIEW: ’30 Minutes or Less’ (2011)

Grade: C Improvisation has long been a part of American movie comedies since the Lumiere brothers filmed a guy getting sprayed with a hose in 1895. Actors seem to take immeasurable pleasure in departing from…

2010 in Review: The Performances

2010 has been dubbed in many quarters online as "Year of the Actress" because of the variety and abundance of fantastic female lead performances. I like to think of it as the year of the…

REVIEW: ‘The Social Network’ (2010)

Grade: A- Two years ago, when it was announced that a movie about Facebook was in the works, the general response around the internet seemed to be of a facetious nature. In reality the response…

REVIEW: ‘Solitary Man’

Grade: B It’s a painful thing watching someone you care about make all the wrong decisions in their life. Having no divine control one can only watch with dismay as they sabotage their professional and…