The Way Back

17th century writer Blaise Pascal once apologized for writing a particularly lengthy letter, offering the explanation that he didn’t have enough time to write a short one.  The Way Back, the true story of seven men who escaped from a Soviet prison during World War II, is Peter Weir’s first film since 2003’s Master and … Continue reading

Movie Review: Robin Hood

Let me preface this review by saying that I have never seen a Robin Hood movie, aside from the fox-driven Disney adaptation.  This new version, featuring only humans in the lead roles, is apparently unrelated to that one. Perhaps no director in recent memory has a greater affinity with large-scale battle sequences than Sir Ridley … Continue reading

Movie Review: Kick-Ass

They’re not wearing hockey pads. We’ve seen glimpses of superhero wannabes in movies like The Incredibles and The Dark Knight, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before an entire movie was devoted to the concept.  That movie comes in the form of Kick-Ass. It’s a slick, stylish and hilarious movie … Continue reading