Review: Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix van Groeningen Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney This weekend at the cinema has been a strange one as 2019 stutters out of the gate. Yesterday, with a weary exhale, I tried to explain why its best to stay away from M Night Shyamalan's over-confident folly Glass. As a tonic, I veered in … Continue reading Review: Beautiful Boy

Review: Birdman

There are movies that get called pretentious when they're not. Movies that approach their subject matter from a unique or perhaps obtuse perspective that, because of said approach, don't spoon-feed the audience. They assume some intelligence or participation on the viewer's part. Recent examples being Under The Skin, Upstream Color or Holy Motors. The method may be unconventional, … Continue reading Review: Birdman

Review: Escape Plan

In a Hollywood system so obsessively geared toward youth, it may seem like a contradiction that the so-called 'geriactioners' - action movies starring the genre's 80's and 90's stalwarts - continue to pop up and do business. The stars of these movies are unquestionably past their prime, so one might assume that their careers would … Continue reading Review: Escape Plan