In the opening scene of Rampart, we see LAPD officer Dave Brown behaving rather typically for a character in a corrupt cop movie.  If the genre feels like it’s been overdone, and not necessarily done very memorably since the Sidney Lumet films of the ’70s and ’80s, that’s probably because it has.  Fortunately, much changes … Continue reading

DVD Review: The Messenger

The Messenger was the only awards-season contender from last year that I didn’t get a chance to see in theaters, mostly due to its very limited release.  The DVD comes out tomorrow, so here’s a review for those of you who are like me and don’t have an “art house” theater within a 2-hour driving … Continue reading

DVD Review: Defendor

I’ve explained this before, but I don’t usually like to review movies that are no longer in theaters.  Since Defendor is a movie that saw its widest theatrical release reach just four theaters and has just 17 total reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, I figured I could make an exception.  I’ve never spoken to anyone who … Continue reading