Review: Bombshell

Director: Jay Roach Stars: Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron We are in the midst of a very slow-moving sea change in how women are treated and depicted in the entertainment industry. I kind of hate that it's only taken me two sentences to get to Harvey Weinstein, but here we are. His name may … Continue reading Review: Bombshell

Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Stars: John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jason Clarke A few years back Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer set the horror scene temporarily ablaze with their dark and beautiful debut Starry Eyes, a lo-fi body horror transformation of the American Dream into the Hollywood Nightmare. How unfortunately prescient Starry Eyes now seems, as the filmmaking duo … Continue reading Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

Review: The Accountant

Director: Gavin O'Connor Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons The Accountant is a bad film. Which is a rather concise, damning statement. But wait. Because at the same time, it's one of the most watchable films of the year. That rare breed of peculiar which is exactly the right amount of crazy, stupid and misguided … Continue reading Review: The Accountant

Review: The Homesman

A western with prominent female characters? It's not unheard of but, by and large, the genre is foremost perceived as a boy's club, as much as the gung-ho WW2 flick or the all American baseball movie. Women in westerns are usually either prostitutes or nagging wives. A sorry state of affairs. So when one comes … Continue reading Review: The Homesman

Why I Love… #49: Blow Out

Year: 1981 Director: Brian De Palma Stars: John Travolta (Jack Terry), Nancy Allen (Sally), John Lithgow (Burke), Dennis Franz (Manny Karp), John Aquino (Det. Mackay) Genre: Thriller Generally speaking, my rule of thumb with this series has been to only pick from movies I've watched again and again, the ones that stand up to scrutiny, … Continue reading Why I Love… #49: Blow Out