SHAME

05/17/2012

 
What do people see in Carey Mulligan? (Still pissed that she was cast in Drive.) Her blandness makes her co-stars appear more dynamic. Enough about Mulligan. Michael Fassbender's portrayal of a sex addict is fascinating, but there's not much beneath the surface. Arty, dark.
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/shame/
 

THE DESCENDANTS

04/13/2012

 
Alexander Payne is a master of the dramedy, and this film has the right balance of humor and sorrow, and what's not to love about George Clooney, or Hawaii?
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedescendants/
 
 
Elizabeth Olsen is fabulous as a young woman struggling to escape the physical and mental clutches of a violent cult and it's Manson-esque leader played by John Hawkes. Psychological story told in flashback: and it's open-ended. Creepy good!
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/marthamarcymaymarlene/
 

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS

10/04/2011

 
Jared Hess is a genius and how this gem slipped by me, I don't know. Funny, original: loved it!
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/gentlemenbroncos/
 

WIN WIN

09/25/2011

 
Love love this movie. Funny, well-written family drama / comedy with high school wrestling.
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/winwin/
 

TREE OF LIFE

07/24/2011

 
Can't remember the last "adult" film I saw in a theater. There's so much to say about Tree of Life, and it's impossible to be objective as I had the great fortune to work on The Thin Red Line. To any Terrence Malick detractors, I encourage you to look at the evolution of his films, and compare them to other directors from the American New Wave movement. It's stunning, and I'm amazed and grateful that an experimental film can be made and distributed in Hollywood.
 

CEDAR RAPIDS

07/20/2011

 
How long is this Man-Child obsession going to last? And in how many movies will Ed Helms  portray a character in a doomed relationship who falls in love with a blond prostitute? Not many laugh out loud moments, a slight quirky film with John C. Reilly: so therefore you must see it.

Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/cedarrapids/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Cedar_Rapids/70138638?trkid=496624
 

127 HOURS

07/06/2011

 
James Franco is great, and director Danny Boyle keeps us entertained and spellbound.

Offical Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/127hours/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/127_Hours/70141813?trkid=496624
 

CONVICTION

04/20/2011

 
I love tough female characters, and this movie is full of them. Great performances, especially from Sam Rockwell who transforms himself from a regular guy to a hardened convict.
Inspiring, based on a true story, captivating, uplifting. No Oscar nominations? ¿Por qué?

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Conviction/70117342?trkid=496624#height1848
Official Site:  http://www.foxsearchlight.com/conviction/