Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – What is love? (Baby, don’t hurt me… don’t hurt me no more…) Seriously, though. We’re not sexually monogamous by nature, but we pair up with other people exclusively anyway. Also if you really think about it, every relationship you have ever been in or are in or … Continue reading

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman Forever (1995) – On the multi-part making-of documentary from the Batman 1989-1997 Anthology DVD box set, one “comic scholar” posits that the different styles the movies have adopted reflect different periods of the comic book which has, understandably for a series that’s been going 73 years and counting, gone through many different stylistic phases. It … Continue reading

Bad Teacher (2011)

Bad Teacher (2011) — The following article originally appeared on on 24 June 2011. The 1994 Jim Carrey film The Mask introduced the world to a hot young bombshell named Cameron Diaz. She was in a few more movies (my favorites being Danny Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary and her cameo in Fear and … Continue reading

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) — Once more I say the same thing I say in every review of a “based on a true story” movie: historical accuracy needs to take a backseat to good storytelling.  Steven Jay Russell is, in all likelihood, a horrible human being.  He’s a con man.  Con men, by … Continue reading

Yes Man (2008)

Yes Man (2008) — I saw this film in theaters and thought it was reasonably funny but nothing special, even as far as Jim Carrey’s high-concept comedies are concerned. Then I saw it again the other day on HBO and I found myself really won over by the idea of saying “Yes” to every opportunity … Continue reading