Film Reviews

Whiplash (2014)

Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons Director: Damien Chazelle A small film with a big impact, Whiplash is essentially a two hander between Miles Teller as a drummer who wants to succeed, and JK Simmons, who is a conductor who gives him a chance and pushes him to succeed. It sounds like a movie where an… Continue reading Whiplash (2014)

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The Family Fang (2015)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Kathryn Hahn Director: Jason Bateman It's kind of cool to see Jason Bateman behind the camera (although in this case he's in front of it as well) in this adaptation of a Pullitzer Prize winning novel. I heard nothing about this film in release, and came across it… Continue reading The Family Fang (2015)

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Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight #28: Performance

http://whirlygigcinema.com/news/review-spotlights-performance/ Another month at Whirlygig, this time it was all about Performance, which meant films as diverse as contemporary dance, musicals, and visual poems, as well as documentary style pieces focusing on performers in theatre and music. As usual, the link is above to read the full article which I wrote for Whirlygig on their… Continue reading Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight #28: Performance