The Book of Eli (2010)

The Book of Eli (2010) — So I thought the previews looked stupid. And they did. They did look oh-so-stupid. What got me to see it was my old credo of “I will see any movie with Tom Waits in it, no matter how small his part is.” [pretty small part, too]. All in all, … Continue reading

The Road (2009)

The Road (2009) — John Hillcoat’s previous film The Proposition was compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy: a taciturn western with a bleak tone and intense violence.  Fitting then that Hillcoat’s second film is from a Cormac McCarthy novel.  Not a western, but definitely bleak and violent.  The post-apocalyptic setting of The Road really … Continue reading