The Great Gatsby (**½)

Baz Luhrmann sure knows how to bring the bombast to his take on The Great Gatsby, but in the end he’s just the latest filmmaker to fail in his attempt to bring the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald to life. Luhrmann, along with co-writer Craig Pearce, relishes in trying to both bring the period […]

Awards Profile: Labor Day

Directed by: Jason Reitman Written by: Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Tom Lipinski, James Van Der Beek, Alexie Gilmore, Lucas Hedges, Brighid Fleming, Maika Monroe, Brooke Smith, Micah Fowler, and Dylan Minnette Synopsis (courtesy of Coming Soon): “Labor Day” centers […]

The Details (**)

I enjoy a black comedy as much as anyone, but I do require that there be a point to things. That’s an area where the well acted but hollow film ‘The Details’ utterly fails in regard to. Its tone is all over the place and never really figures out what it wants to be doing. […]