The Tree of Life (2011)

The Tree of Life (2011) — My friend Tim recently characterized Terrence Malick as “my favorite film-maker whose films will put me to sleep the first time I see them.” This was not intended dismissively as the point was, I think, that he tends to re-watch them (also a comment on their meditative pace). Likewise, … Continue reading

Fair Game (2010)

Fair Game (2010) — After helming The Bourne Identity about a fictional spy, director Doug Liman has plunged into the story of a real one.  If you watched the news in the past several years you’re familiar with the Valerie Plame affair (I wish I lived in a world where that sentence didn’t need the … Continue reading

Milk (2008)

Milk (2008) — For truly objective film criticism you have to divorce a move from any wider cause it represents and just examine the merits of the film itself.  But you know what?  No one’s really objective when it comes to art so anyone who claims they are is full of shit.  I love this … Continue reading