2016: Obama’s America (*)

I know that there’s plenty of people who will disregard my take on this documentary due to my politics, but that shouldn’t matter. Yes, I’m a registered Democrat and self identified liberal, one who thinks that President Barack Obama has done a good but not great job and will be voting for him in the […]

Premium Rush (***)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves a suitable leading man for action films in the bicycle thriller ‘Premium Rush’, a fun flick that basically is a series of chase sequences stitched together. Yes, it’s all just formulaic, but using a bike instead of a car or just being on foot gives the movie a bit of originality as […]

Michel Hazanavicius circles another project!

Since winning the Oscar for Best Director last year, it’s safe to say that ‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius has a lot of offers on his table these days. According to Collider here, he’s potentially going to be tackling a high concept comedy project that ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Ruby Sparks’ directors Jonathan Dayton and […]

Oscar Shocks: Best Actor

Yes I was horrified when Roberto Benigni won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life is Beautiful (1998), but the Screen Actors Guild had prepared me for the fact it might happen when they awarded him their Best Actor prize a few weeks earlier. There had been such a groundswell of love for the […]

The Possession (**½)

I’m not fully sure whether or not ‘The Possession’ benefits or suffers due to the recent critical thrashing (rightly so, I might add, but you all knew that already) that ‘The Apparition’ received last week, by yours truly as well as by basically every other human being on the planet. This flick is far better […]

About Cherry (**½)

The initial goal of ‘About Cherry’ is one that’s certainly intriguing. The drama sets out to chronicle the story of small town girl and her introduction into the world of pornography while never demonizing it. Cowriter/director Stephen Elliot has the right idea here, but far too often he winds up just showing us things we’ve […]

Circuit 3: Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman was born on the 29th of August, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden. Bergman starred in a dozen Swedish films before being introduced to the American audience in an English remake of Intermezzo (1939). Her remarkable elegance and beauty only added to the extraordinary talent that Bergman would display on screen, and she quickly became […]