STREET KINGS

11/04/2013

 
Have you ever started watching a DVD and wonder: how the heck did this get in my queue? Halfway through this disaster I realized why: James Ellroy wrote it. Street Kings is no L.A Confidential (or Training Day.)
 

KILLING ME SOFTLY

07/29/2013

 

So many things wrong with this film, it's not even worth the time to complain. The last 60 seconds are the entertaining...

 

ELLING

06/29/2013

 
Bromantic Norwegian comedy about an autistic man and his simple-minded sex-obsessed roommate: yes!
 

MUD

05/27/2013

 
Coming of age on the Mississippi River tale from writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter.) I don't love the steadicam, but yes yes yes: loved it!
http://mud-themovie.com/
 

INFAMOUS (2006)

04/28/2013

 
I barely remember Capote, and I'm sure it's good, but this Truman Capote In Cold Blood biopic features his New York City socialite friends, and a romance with Daniel Craig: yes!
 

DJANGO UNCHAINED

04/17/2013

 
Christoph Waltz has replaced Uma Thurman as Quintin Tararntino's muse. Violent revenge romancer that's too long, but Jamie Fox is completely bad ass, and it's so campy and over the top I forgive Harvey & company. Nobody can borrow from old films like Tarantino.
 

THE INTOUCHABLES

03/10/2013

 
Huge hit in France, (probably soon to be remade by Hollywood) starring the incredibly charismatic Omar Sy. Awkward social situation, but funny, and touching: yes.
http://weinsteinco.com/sites/the-intouchables/#
 

THE MASTER

02/13/2013

 
Awful, long. Unless you're obsessed with Joaquin Phoenix, and/or Philip Seymour Hoffman: skip it.
 

BROTHERHOOD (2006)

02/06/2013

 
Violent, Showtime, family / gangster / political drama, set in Providence, Rhode Island, which lasted three seasons. The writing, acting, characters and performances: outstanding. Loved it. 
 

CASA DE MI PADRE

11/17/2012

 
Funny telenovela spoof. I love Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, so yes, see it.