All posts tagged "Richard Jenkins"

  • Article
    Best Horror Films Series: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

    I can distinctly remember watching The Cabin in the Woods for the very first time in a...

  • Blu-Ray/DVD
    ‘LULLABY’ starring Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, and Richard Jenkins: Available on DVD July 29, 2014

    Los Angeles, June 27, 2014 – ARC Entertainment brings you the heart-felt drama LULABY. Written and directed...

  • Film Reviews
    God’s Pocket (★★)

    There’s no such thing as a bad performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, and that’s true even when...

  • Festivals
    IFC Films Picks Up U.S. Rights to John Slattery’s ‘God’s Pocket’

    Read the Press Release: PARK CITY, UTAH (January 22, 2014) – IFC Films announced today from the 2014...

  • Film Reviews
    White House Down (***)

    Once upon a time I didn’t care much for Channing Tatum. He appeared in terrible films and...

  • Article
    Killing Them Softly: A Future Appreciation

    Last year I saw a number of great films that never got the attention that they deserved. Chief among them was Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly, and with the flick coming to Blu-Ray/DVD next week I decided to take this opportunity to re-visit it and talk a little more about why this...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: ‘The Way Way Back’, ‘S-VHS’, ‘Sightseers’, and ‘A.C.O.D.’

    As we close the book on our coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I’m speeding up the pace a bit by grouping together some of my remaining reviews. I’ll be doing short looks at a quartet of movies that I enjoyed when I was in Park City, though none of them...

  • Film Reviews
    Jack Reacher (***)

    Much like the title character, the film ‘Jack Reacher’ gets in, does its job, and gets out. Tom Cruise’s potential new franchise is a decidedly low tech detective story that offers audiences some old school entertainment. It’s hardly original, but I’m pretty sure that’s intentional on the part of Cruise and writer/director...

  • Film Reviews
    Killing Them Softly (***½)

    As angry as any film you’ll see this year, but also probably as entertaining at the same time, ‘Killing Them Softly’ is a movie that works on multiple levels. Some might only see an effective and enjoyable mob tale, and some filmmakers might have been content to stop there, but others will...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Trailer for Tom Cruise Action Film ‘Jack Reacher’

    Tom Cruise stars as the title character in Jack Reacher, an action film that on the surface appears to steal the best parts of Drive, the Bourne films, and Taken. The most attractive element of Christopher McQuarrie’s (The Usual Suspects) thriller (aside from Rosamund Pike co-starring) might be seeing legendary documentarian Werner...

  • Article
    Getting a ‘Liberal Arts’ Degree from Josh Radnor and cast!

    On Monday I was invited to take part in a series of interviews with writer/director/actor Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, and Richard Jenkins in honor of the impending release of Radnor’s sophomore feature ‘Liberal Arts’. It’s not any sort of secret that I loved the film (found here), so this was a Press...

  • Film Reviews
    Liberal Arts (***½)

    While I definitely enjoyed Josh Radnor’s first feature, I wasn’t prepared at all for the giant leap forward that he takes as a filmmaker with ‘Liberal Art’s, an absolute gift of a motion picture. Besides Radnor’s sublime writing and direction, he also turns in a fine lead performance, not to mention the...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Trailer for ‘Killing Them Softly’

    Last night, a Trailer we’ve been waiting a while for finally dropped into our laps. Andrew Dominik made a gem the last time out with ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ and now he’s back with the Brad Pitt crime flick ‘Killing Them Softly’. The Trailer can be...

  • Film Reviews
    The Cabin in the Woods (****)

    You really shouldn’t be reading my review of ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ right now. Honestly, you shouldn’t be reading any reviews of ‘The Cabin in the Woods’, you should just be making the time to see this masterpiece of a film. In fact, go now and see the movie…I’ll wait (and...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Killing Them Softly

    Directed by: Andrew Dominik Written by: Andrew Dominik Cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, and Slaine Synopsis (from Coming Soon): Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, “Cogan’s Trade” (now entitled Killing Them Softly) follows professional enforcer,...

  • Film Reviews
    Norman (**)

    Shot on a shoestring budget in Spokane, Washington, “Norman” is a film which overcomes some of the traditional trappings of an independent drama, dusts itself off and begins to matter, until devolving into an unrealistic and hackneyed conclusion. Never in love with the film, I stayed with it and began to warm...