Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) – A book-to-screen adaptation will always suffer under the weight of expectation. I’ve voraciously devoured about eight of Dennis Lehane’s books now, Shutter Island included. I like the way that the man spins a mystery and I usually end up crushed by his usual downer endings. I love that not only has … Continue reading

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

The Killer Inside Me (2010) – Stanley Kubrick called Jim Thompson’s novel The Killer Inside Me one of the most disturbing portrayals of the psychopathic mind he had ever seen. I have not read that book, but now that I have seen Michael Winterbottom’s film adaptation, I cannot imagine that Stan was that far off. … Continue reading

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Gone Baby Gone (2007) — So I just read the book and wanted to watch the movie again with that new frame of reference.  As an adaptation goes, the movie is rather streamlined.  Some of the casting is off from the descriptions in the book but if I have problems with this movie, the cast … Continue reading