Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) – A book-to-screen adaptation will always suffer under the weight of expectation. I’ve voraciously devoured about eight of Dennis Lehane’s books now, Shutter Island included. I like the way that the man spins a mystery and I usually end up crushed by his usual downer endings. I love that not only has … Continue reading

Hugo (2011)

Hugo (2011) – So as the almost-400 movie reviews written by yours truly available on this site might indicate, I am a bit of a film nut. More than a nut. An enthusiast. An addict. I am in love with the magic of the movies, and let me assure you movies ARE magic. Martin Scorsese … Continue reading

Tales from the Script (2009)

Tales from the Script (2009) – Damn, this movie is disheartening. The movie is about writing movies. It features interviews with many prominent screenwriters such as John August (Big Fish, Go), Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York), Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Bloodrayne), Allison Anders (Gas Food … Continue reading

Observe and Report (2009)

Observe and Report (2009) — At a certain point in this movie Ben Best says “I thought this would be kind of funny, but actually it’s kind of sad.”  I’m sure that will be a lot of people’s reaction to this movie.  But not mine.  I fucking loved this movie.  It’s just so wrong that … Continue reading