Recent Reviews


My Favorite Scary Movies

List of horror films I could watch any Halloween. No, you will not find “Friday the 13th” or “Nightmare on Elm Street” on this list. I’m too much of an art film guy [...]



Earned my respect not immediately, but fairly soon enough. Fury is a World War II snapshot with four superb protracted sequences in it, with Brad Pitt as the sergeant and commander of a tank. The gloomy grey [...]


Ten Netflix Films in September 2014

Titles I happened to check out on Netflix in the month of September 2014 listed from best to worst [...]


Cloud Atlas (2012)

I have never been so wrong about a film in my entire life. Viewing Cloud Atlas again I can see why I had some early initial problems that stemmed doubts. There are six stories that range from 1849 to 2346, and God help me [...]


The Equalizer

The most badass of Denzel Washington roles. The Equalizer presents Denzel as Robert McCall, a modest employee at a hardware store. He befriends an abused prostitute named Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz) through a series of [...]


The Maze Runner

Intriguing Young Adult fare for about forty minutes, but as soon as I saw the maze I was monumentally disappointed. The Maze Runner throws in a few dozen teenagers into an enclosed village with only an entrance into a deathtrap maze [...]


A Walk Among the Tombstones

Although it’s set in 1999, the film itself feels twenty years old. A Walk Among the Tombstones is a standard-issue detective mystery that shows us the two killers [...]


Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

It’s exhausting at 102 minutes, but I can’t help but feel grateful that it exists. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the graphic comic book series by Frank Miller slavishly adapted for the big screen, and it is drenched in acid-like film noir [...]


Ten Netflix Films in July 2014

Titles I happened to check out on Netflix in the month of July 2014 listed from best to worst [...]


The Constant Gardener (2005)

Best of the John Le Carre novel to screen adaptations. The plot outline remains elusive for a great deal into The Constant Gardener. The morally flinching statement it makes is Pharma Companies [...]


Guardians of the Galaxy

Less serious and more funny, this Marvel film has its pleasures as well as its padded excesses. Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in too many junkyard and rusty steel sets [...]


Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman is electrifying, Tate Taylor as a director momentarily touches greatness, but as a music bio it doesn’t get you hyped afterwards to go buy the music. Get On Up has a first shot of Boseman strutting [...]