Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995) – Every time a new Roman Polanski movie opens it typically get lavished with praise from film critics but there is always an outcry of “how can you celebrate the work of a convicted child rapist?” The same happens for Victor Salva. Even for film-makers like Woody Allen and Bryan Singer, who have … Continue reading

If I had my own damn Award Show…

Well, the Oscars are coming up in a couple days. I’ll get my picks and predictions and whatnot posted Sunday morning and then try to do some sort of real-time reaction thing like I tried doing with the Emmys a while back… In the meantime I figured I’d chime in with what I actually thought … Continue reading

Carnage (2011)

Carnage (2011) – As those who know me personally are probably aware, I am a theatre major. But to those who know me and those who don’t, I am a gigantic film geek (as evidenced by, you know, this whole site). So stage-to-screen adaptations intrigue me. Carnage, based on Yasmina Reza’s play God of Carnage, … Continue reading

Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan (2010) — So this film has been compared to works of Roman Polanski and David Cronenberg (although my favorite reference was Ellen Fox from Rotten Tomatoes who said it was like “The Red Shoes meets The Red Shoe Diaries“).  I can see all of those factor present in the movie but I think … Continue reading

The Ghost Writer (2010)

The Ghost Writer (2010) — Ewan McGregor stars as an unnamed ghost writer hired to help on the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister (played by Pierce Brosnan, based on Tony Blair) who is being investigated for war crimes in connection to the rendition of four British citizens suspected of terror ties (if you’re … Continue reading