Review: The Kids Are All Right

If there is one thing that disappoints me about today’s movies is that they don’t possess the same sense of self-importance as the films of old.  But what they lack in the social commentary of films like Easy Rider or Network, they often make up for in their willingness to portray nontraditional families and relationships.  … Continue reading

Hidden Gems: Blindness

Blindness (Fernando Meirelles, 2008) With Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Gael Garcia Bernal and Danny Glover. I would call this film a successful foray into crossing an art film with a more mainstream one (although its $3 million domestic box-office makes me lean more toward the former).  Let’s call it the Cyrus of apocalyptic storytelling. … Continue reading

7/13 DVD Rundown

Plenty of choices this week, but the best options are the ones you likely haven’t heard much about… The Greatest (Shauna Feste, 2009) With Pierce Brosnan, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Aaron Johnson, Johnny Simmons and Michael Shannon. This movie got the ol’ Montreal Screwjob back in April when its distributer dumped it into 19 measly … Continue reading

Shutter Island’s Ending: My Explanation

SPOILER ALERT! Please be advised that this article gives away the ending of the movie.  If  you have not yet seen the movie, I would like to redirect you to my review. Keep in mind that this is just one man’s theory, an interpretation of the events that transpired in the closing minutes of Shutter … Continue reading

Movie Review: Shutter Island

The horror film has been made into a joke, a parody of itself.  The genre has been tarnished in recent years, cluttered by an influx of mindless remakes and shock-reliant torture flicks.  The days of Hitchcock, Kubrick and Carpenter bringing beauty and style to their terror are long gone.   Leave it to a 67-year-old Oscar … Continue reading