Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995) – Every time a new Roman Polanski movie opens it typically get lavished with praise from film critics but there is always an outcry of “how can you celebrate the work of a convicted child rapist?” The same happens for Victor Salva. Even for film-makers like Woody Allen and Bryan Singer, who have … Continue reading

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – People who know me know this about me: I love comic books. That being said I am far from an expert in Marvel. My preferences tend to run more towards DC (my reasoning, which my fellow geeks could debate for ages, is that Marvel focuses on human drama … Continue reading

Coriolanus (2011)

Coriolanus (2011) – Shakespeare… Sometimes seeing Shakespeare’s words brought to life means seeing a very proper Englishman on stage in a doublet and tights enunciating vowels and trilling r’s. Other time it’s a fucking tank bursting through the wall. (That second example is from Richard Loncraine’s Ian McKellen-starring Richard III.) Acclaimed British person (and man … Continue reading

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) – This article was originally published on on 5 August 2011 I know I’m not very creative with my article titles, but I really had to fight the impulse to just call this one “DAMN DIRTY APES!!!!” because that really is one of my favorite things … Continue reading