Thoughts on James Marsh’s glossy biopic on physicist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife Jane, as well as Morton Tyldum’s more successful ‘The Imitation Game,’ about British mathematician Alan Turing.
Note: I keep getting asked by friends about my thoughts on Birdman, especially in lieu of its phenomenal awards season success. I resisted writing a review of it back in October […]
[A Most Violent Year was ranked #5 on my Best of 2014 list] “When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the […]
American Sniper is Clint Eastwood’s best film since Letters from Iwo Jima. Keep in mind that this statement isn’t a ringing endorsement of Sniper but a comment on how lousy […]
Ava DuVernay’s Selma is the film this country needs today. It lands like an anvil at a time when violent racial conflicts are just a click away from our sheltered […]
Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings is a lavish old fashioned Biblical epic whose sweeping scope, dazzling production values and arresting effects will have you gasping in awe. It’s a […]