Film Reviews

Aftermath (2017)

  Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace Director: Elliot Lester Aftermath is a heartbreaking story of terrible grief and the nature of revenge, as two lives collide. A loving father who loses his pregnant daughter and wife in a plane crash, and the air traffic controller blamed for the deaths of the 271 people… Continue reading Aftermath (2017)

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Film Reviews

American Pastoral (2016)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning Director: Ewan McGregor I was really looking forward to this film, because it's Ewan McGregor's debut as a director. It's an adaptation of a novel by Phillip Roth, and follows the story of a man who was a college star (McGregor) and whose wife (Connelly) was a beauty… Continue reading American Pastoral (2016)

Film Reviews

Logan (2017)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E Grant, Director: James Mangold Logan, the man who is also known as Wolverine (Jackman), has grown old. He no longer heals so good, and he's spending his days sleeping in his car, drinking heavily, and chauffeuring obnoxious people around near the Texas… Continue reading Logan (2017)

Film Reviews

Preview: Fences (2016)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson Director: Denzel Washington 1950's America. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a working class man, who, according to IMDB is a man trying to raise his family and come to terms with the events of his life. Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose. This is a fairly good description of… Continue reading Preview: Fences (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates Director: David Lynch Black and white masterpiece from the man that would later bring us odd gems like Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, this is David Lynch. Although there can be much debate about what this film is about thematically, narratively, the film follows Henry (Nance)… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Annalise Basso Director: Matt Ross A startling and charming film from an actor turned writer/director, this film is the story of an unusual family, who live in the woods in the Pacific Northwest, living by Socialist values and survivalism. Ben (Mortensen) finds his own ideals challenged when big changes hot… Continue reading Captain Fantastic (2016)

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Train To Busan (2016)

Starring: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong Director: Sang-ho Yeon A banker whose wealthy lifestyle and workaholic nature have estranged him from those around him finds himself fighting for his life and learning to think about others when an infection breaks out on the train he is on with his young daughter. It's kind of Liar… Continue reading Train To Busan (2016)

Film Reviews

Take Shelter (2011)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain Director: Jeff Nichols More and more, I'm becoming a Jeff Nichols fan. Perhaps especially when he works with Michael Shannon. His films are personal, subtle and emotional without being melodramatic, and are often about the human condition, what it means when ordinary life intersects with something bigger. In this film,… Continue reading Take Shelter (2011)

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Preview: Blood Father (2016)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, William H Macy Director: Jean-Francois Richet Link (Gibson) is an ex-con and recovering alcoholic who is trying to go straight and run his tattooing business out of his crumbling trailer, when his missing 17 year old daughter Lydia (Moriarty) resurfaces. At first he is just happy to have… Continue reading Preview: Blood Father (2016)

Film Reviews

Midnight Special (2016)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Leiberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst Director: Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols has made a name for himself as a very emotive and intelligent director,  with films like Mud and Take Shelter. Here he earns more stripes as a man to watch, teaming up again with Michael Shannon to bring you a subtle sci… Continue reading Midnight Special (2016)