Haywire is definitely a spy thriller, just one that leans a little closer to the restrained Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy than the Salt-y adrenaline-pumping variety the advertising might lead you to believe.  Sure, it has plenty of hand-to-hand combat and car chases, it’s just done in a way that brings more focus to authenticity than … Continue reading

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Michael Douglas makes a triumphant return to the role that won him an Oscar, but Oliver Stone proves with this sequel to 1987’s Wall Street that he has completely lost it as a filmmaker with his blend of pseudo documentary stylings and some of the most ridiculous montages I’ve ever seen.  Only the opening titles … Continue reading

Movie Review: Solitary Man

Meet Ben Kalmen, “New York’s (formerly) honest car salesman.”  Six years ago, an EKG found a problem with his heart and he immediately fled the scene, never returning to a hospital again.  You see, Ben’s not the kind of guy who wants to know when he’s going to die.  Since then, his life has been … Continue reading