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…

La La Land

REVIEW: ‘La La Land’ (2016)

La La Land doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.  It has the bones, the soul of a lavish, 1950s Hollywood musical, but the muscle and flesh of a modern, minor rom com.  As…

Telluride by the Sea: ‘La La Land’ is…

Telluride Film Festival has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting film festivals, much due to its tight run over Labor Day weekend among the gorgeous mountains and lakes of Telluride, Colorado. Finding an…

G clark's Top Ten Featured

2013 IN REVIEW: G Clark’s Top Ten List

Unlike some of my colleagues, I didn’t find 2013 to be an embarrassment of riches cinema-wise.  Of course there were several dozen perfectly good films around—there always are.  But saying that there was a notable…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: July 2013

There are a lot of movies coming out in July that studios have built large marketing campaigns around hoping that they will make a lot of money. And not one of those movies looks particularly…

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Cannes Puts the Smack Down on…

Two years back, Nicolas Winding Refn really smacked it down hard at Cannes with Drive. That astonishment having fermented over time, Only God Forgives ended up smacking down, too, but apparently on its face. @DavidPoland:…

Quick Takes – 04.16.12

Inglourious Basterds (2009) Grade: A | 2nd Viewing The more time I spend ruminating on the films of Quentin Tarantino, the more I realize how much of a flat-out genius the man is. Not only…

FMP Special Episode – Best and Worst of…

Alex and Phil were unable to get together this week due to busy Holiday schedules so instead we decided to revisit the best and worst of the movies we reviewed this year. Starting with a…

FYC – 3 Not To Forget Come Oscar…

Every year come Oscar time I am always very angry that some of my favorite performances have been overlooked.  So, as my return post back to Film Misery after computer meltdowns and a vacation, here…

FMP Ep. 026 – ‘The Ides of March’…

This week Alex and Phil try not to betray one another's trust as they discuss The Ides of March and the top 5 betrayal movies. They also fit in a discussion about morality in film…

REVIEW: ‘The Ides of March’ (2011)

Grade: B After serving his first term in the U.S. Congress, a former Minnesota representative and friend of my grandfather once told him: “you may enter politics as an honest person, but you certainly won’t…