Angels in America (2003)

Angels in America (2003) – For a while, the premium cable network Home Box Office had the slogan “It’s not TV, it’s HBO.” This mainly reflected the artistically challenging shows they aired like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, and The Wire (of course they also ran Sex and the City, so I guess it … Continue reading

Young Adult (2011)

Young Adult (2011) – As I have mentioned before, the films of Jason Reitman tend to take character would be unsympathetic (a tobacco lobbyist, a pregnant hipster teen, and a corporate hatchet man) and gets you almost root for them. Young Adult doesn’t quite follow that formula. Charlize Theron definitely plays an unlikable character but … Continue reading

Little Children (2006)

Little Children (2006) — There is a definite subgenre of drama dedicated to people who are desperately unhappy in suburbia. Understandable enough. Little Children was on the Sundance Channel and since I caught it from the beginning I opted to watch the whole thing. Kate Winslet plays Sarah, an unhappy housewife. Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Angels … Continue reading