Finally, my “best of 2010” list has arrived.

Reviews for most of these films can be found on my blog but I didn’t bother inserting a clickable link for each title.  You can find the titles on the handy alphabetical list to the right or simply utilize the search feature on my blog.  Thanks! Top Ten Films of 2010: The Fighter Mesrine The … Continue reading

True Grit

Some interesting moral dilemmas arise in True Grit.  Is it wrong to steal from a thief?  Can retribution be found in the death of a murderer?  Justice?  Or merely punishment? That’s not to say these questions weren’t proposed by the original 1969 adaptation of the Charles Portis novel.  While many have called this new version … Continue reading

Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy looks sleek, glossy and twinkles in all the right places — and that’s even before Olivia Wilde comes into the picture.  But for all the pretty visuals, I actually preferred the moments when no one spoke a word and the pulsating sounds of Daft Punk’s awesome score was left to dominate the soundtrack.  … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

The Nominees: Colin Firth for A Single Man Morgan Freeman for Invictus Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart George Clooney for Up in the Air This is an exceptionally strong category this year.  Last year we had Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke and three guys who didn’t have a shot.  All … Continue reading

Certified Classics: The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971) With Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman and Cybill Shephard. The Last Picture Show is the story of sex, love, death and growing up in a small Texas town during the 1950’s.  It is essentially a “coming of age” film, but it really becomes … Continue reading

Cool Stuff: Get Gritty on Christmas 2010!

Christmas is awesome, especially at the movies.  It always manages to capture summer-caliber blockbusters and the major Oscar contenders together on the same weekend, leaving something for everyone to see.  It has just been announced that the Coen Brothers’ reimagining of True Grit has been positioned for a Christmas 2010 release.  The cast includes Jeff … Continue reading