Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Hunstman (2012) – Fairy tales were originally pretty dark. The little mermaid dissolves at the end of her story. Cinderella’s evil step sisters cut off their own toes to try to fit into the prince’s glass slipper. FUCKED-up things happen. (They weren’t named “Grimm” for nothing.) There are two movies this … Continue reading

War Horse (2011)

War Horse (2011) – Some movies you can tell just by the trailers that they’re designed to pull tears from the toughest of men. Some reach this goal, some don’t. They’re rarely the type of Oscar-worthy prestige movies they think they are. One man who can stir sentiment to remarkable results is Steven Spielberg. His … Continue reading

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) — I really liked Sally Hawkins in the lead and Eddie Marsan as a seriously disturbed driving instructor who is her polar opposite.  The main character Poppy (Hawkins) is one of those extremely cheery people; not the annoying kind, but rather the kind who infects you with their cheeriness.  A light breezy musical … Continue reading