Heads up, every once in a while a movie hits me in such a way that my review turns into a rant and Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 is going to be one of those reviews. 514 more words
When I went to the Los Angeles Film Festival back in June I didn’t really know what to expect. It was my first fest experience, and it ended up being a good way to start; the films were all very small – and I hadn’t heard of any of them beforehand – but I still saw some great stuff. 948 more words
When “New York, New York” lyricist Fred Ebb wrote that immortal line, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” it’s doubtful he imagined the life-or-death stakes such sentiments take on in “A Most Violent Year,” an ’80s-era NYC crime drama in which just making it from one day to the next seems like a major accomplishment. 1,210 more words
I was hollow-stomached with worry when I heard about this reworking. It took some courage to press play.
It’s only a few months ago that I watched the film with its original soundtrack and it was an experience rich with wonder, heartache, fear, delight and desolation. 1,025 more words