Visual Effects Narrows Down to Ten

During the debacle of the site being down, I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the Visual Effects that were narrowed down to ten films.  The ten films still in contention for the Visual Effects Oscar are: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “John Carter” […]

Barrymore (*½)

As a film reviewer, I am not really ever allowed to say that I don’t get something. But sometimes honestly, I don’t get it. Sometimes the logic escapes me. And sometimes, I am ill equipped to speak on things I am occasionally expected to know something about. With these self-deprecating disclosures out of the way, […]

Lore (***½)

Unlike the one-sided views of the tormented Holocaust victims and their suffering during Hitler’s terrifying reign, ‘Lore’ brings the audiences into the lives of a German family after the removal of Hitler from power. Winner of countless film festivals and an official selection for the 2013 Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, […]

Hitchcock (**)

One of the more intriguing additions to the slate of Oscar contending films in 2012 is Hitchcock, a quasi-biopic which focuses on the legendary Alfred Hitchcock’s process in creating the most storied horror film of all time, Psycho. With truly little left to be said about Psycho, the idea of a look behind the curtain […]

King Kelly (**½)

In many ways a found footage flick, ‘King Kelly’ is notable not just for the first person approach, but for the fact that it was shot exclusively on iPhones. If that sounds like it could be torture, it actually isn’t, and in fact looks far better than you’d expect. Featuring a memorable turn by emerging […]