Hacksaw Ridge

REVIEW: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge: The Passion of Andrew Garfield I need to make a confession.  I have seen Hacksaw Ridge twice.  The first time I was so moved that, once the credits were over, I stayed in…

Blood Father

REVIEW: ‘Blood Father’ (2016)

Blood Father is a failure in most filmmaking respects.  Let’s just get that out of the way so that this review can end on a high note.  It’s a standard-issue shaky-cam action picture, more frustrating…

Religious Movies - Simon of the Desert 2

Religion and Cinema

People are often surprised when I tell them I studied religion at school.  It doesn’t really seem to fit my personality.  The common question is “Why would you study religion?  Did you want to be…

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…

Quick Takes – 09.04.11

Mad Max (1979) Grade: A- | 1st Viewing I had never seen this cult classic and thought I needed to before interviewing Evan Glodell since his film Bellflower was so clearly influenced by Mad Max.…

REVIEW: ‘The Beaver’ (2011)

Grade: B It’s nearly impossible to talk about Jodie Foster’s new film The Beaver without mentioning the enormous elephant in the room, namely Mel Gibson’s troubled personal life. I will save some time and say…

Monthly Highlights: May

I was excited when it was my turn to write this column for May. The start of the summer season, lots of great movies to be jazzed about… or so I thought. Turns out I’m…

Of the Day – 03.24.11

Read of the Day: The Cannes Film Festival line-up is three weeks away from being announced, but indieWIRE is already speculating on 40 films that could potentially be there. [indieWIRE] News of the Day: Speaking…

Of the Day – 09.22.10

Read of the Day: IGN had their readers come up with the greatest Sci-Fi films of all-time and here are the results. [IGN] News of the Day: Since it's been revealed that I'm Still Here…