If you don’t have time to read the FULL TEXT REVIEW of “42”– check out my :30 Second Review with video for a short, smart critical assessment of this biopic about Jackie Robinson who broke Baseball's color barrier –and get the bottom line fast!
LIFE OF PI which earned director ANG LEE an OSCAR this year-- is now out on DVD. If you're trying to decide whether or not to see, check out my new :30 Second Review feature with video to get the bottom line fast!
Some things never get old--and Bruce Willis as John McClane is one of them. For the fifth time, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD brings the relentless NYPD hero back -- this time in geri-action-- but the formula still works. Once again, it's John McClane against a world of bad guys; we know who's going [...]
The Oscars are Feb 24, and over the next few days there are few "Oscar" films I need to catch you up on before the big event! See a French film called AMOUR which won this year's Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is among this year's nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture. [...]
The most ravishing movie of the season is ANNA KARENINA , novelist Leo Tolstoy's sweeping pageant of love, marriage, passion, family, God, nature, and the constraints of class and society in 19th century Russia. The elegantly beautiful Keira Knightley stars as ANNA KARENINA who falls in love with a young, rich, good-looking cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. [...]
I have seen LINCOLN-- and he is Daniel Day-Lewis. This is an absolutely flawless performance, which together with Spielberg's direction, Tony Kushner's screenplay, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book TEAM OF RIVALS, and a treasure trove of vivid performances -- has resulted in one of the finest movies of the year, and one [...]
It's hair-raising-- but DON'T MISS this FLIGHT! It's an unexpectedly emotional, quiet, faintly pious, but deeply engrossing dramatic thriller, which stars a slightly paunchy Denzel Washington as a veteran airline pilot named Whip Whitaker; he's as cocky as his name. He struts down the gangway, immaculate in uniform, sunglasses on, baby. In fact, he's cruising [...]
Within the first minute of director Oliver Stone's SAVAGES, we hear Blake Lively's character say in voice over about the man we see sexually grinding her to a pulp, that she has "orgasms," but "he has war-gasms." And we know we're off on a testosterone-fueled rampage where men are at war and women-- even when [...]
Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY and I embrace all my sisters the world over! Female empowerment is one of THE pivotal issues of the 21st century and I am about to add fuel to the fire. I have just finished watching one of the most infuriating movies I have ever seen. It’s a 90-minute documentary [...]
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is a killer film that will leave you breathing hard, and thinking at warp speed. Directed by David Fincher and based on the smash international best-selling trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the American version is not as viscerally affecting as its Swedish cousin, but packs mighty tension into [...]