Tag Archives: Movie Review

Seeing ‘Grey’ Should Have You Seeing Red

It is appropriate that “50 Shades of Grey” was released on Friday the 13th, because it is one of the best horror movies I have ever seen. The film’s protagonist, Anastasia Steele, is the potential murder victim of Christian Grey, a less charming version of Patrick Bateman from “American Psycho.” Christian is a narcissistic sociopath who likes to psychologically enslave and ... Read More »

Review: ‘Jupiter’ Could Not be Stupider

There is a popular children’s book series called “Magic Eye” that features dazzling, colorful pictures of what initially seem to be total nonsense, but when you stare at them long enough, 3-D images pop out. The film “Jupiter Ascending” features similarly dazzling nonsense, but no matter how long I stared, multiple dimensions never appeared. “Jupiter Ascending” is one of the ... Read More »

The Artist – Film Review

The comedy-drama “The Artist” is an incredibly delightful film experience that bubbles with nostalgia, saluting the silent film era. Director Michael Hazanavicius had the daunting task of delivering a silent film (there is music, however) that pulsates with life for a loud, impatient world that frequently enjoys movies that arrive in theatres dead on arrival. He succeeded completely. Even sans ... Read More »

REVIEW- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I’d be hard-pressed to think of a better director than David Fincher for bringing the grim The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to the silver screen. Fincher’s previous endeavors into society’s dark underbelly include Seven and Zodiac. With Dragon Tattoo, Fincher blends the taut drama of Zodiac and the gruesome terror of Seven, creating a stark, nightmarish reality. The story ... Read More »

The Ides of March: Review

There is no subtlety in the title of George Clooney’s terrific new directing effort, The Ides of March, a direct allusion to the day Caesar was betrayed by senators, including his close friend Brutus. Yes, Ides is a story of betrayal, hypocrisy and of the politicians who have run this country (and every other province, empire, etc.) from the beginning ... Read More »