REVIEW: ‘The Darkest Hour’ (2011)

Grade: D+ In its own perverse way, production designer-turned-director Chris Gorak’s new flick The Darkest Hour makes for a rather interesting companion piece to other 2011 trips down nostalgia lane like The Artist, Hugo and…

REVIEW: ‘A Separation’ (2011)

Grade: A- A few years ago, I found myself at fault in a car accident on my evening commute. On a congested highway on the way home from work, I looked (I admit rather stupidly)…

REVIEW: ‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2011)

Grade: C I recall reading a rave review of Cameron Crowe’s Oscar winner Almost Famous when it came out some eleven years ago, and having one passage stick out: “What I love most about Crowe’s…

REVIEW: ‘The Sitter’ (2011)

Grade: B- I don’t want to make a habit out of this in my reviews, but I feel like I would be truly remiss if I failed to acknowledge, in light of my marginally positive…

BLU RAY REVIEW : ‘A Serbian Film’

Grade: B I have heard of A Serbian Film for over a year now. Its reputation precedes itself. If you do a quick Google search you will find headlines such as: “Is this the nastiest…

REVIEW: ‘Into the Abyss’ (2011)

Grade: B+ It’s admittedly a rather vapid reason to look forward to a director’s films based solely on the very sound of his voice, but heaven help me if being able to listen to Werner…

REVIEW: ‘Weekend’ (2011)

Grade: A- The greatest challenge facing most romantic films today is the genuine difficulty in endowing the central relationship with any kind of meaningful weight or sense of urgency. Far too often the priority of…