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

X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: First Class (2011) – This article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com on 3 June 2011 As I believe I’ve mentioned several times before, I am a geek. I may not be as hardcore as some (you should meet my friend Joe), but I like superheroes and science fiction and all that awesome stuff. Of … Continue reading

Hugo (2011)

Hugo (2011) – So as the almost-400 movie reviews written by yours truly available on this site might indicate, I am a bit of a film nut. More than a nut. An enthusiast. An addict. I am in love with the magic of the movies, and let me assure you movies ARE magic. Martin Scorsese … Continue reading

A Prophet (2009)

A Prophet (2009) — The film is a fucking great crime epic that is better than Scarface but will likely not enjoy the same popularity due to the fact that most people who revere Scarface don’t seem smart enough to be able to read subtitles (for the record, I fucking dig Scarface I just don’t … Continue reading