THE CONJURING

12/02/2013

 

Vera Farmiga, 1970s, exorcism and a haunted house, (forget the BS Salem Witchcraft part of the story.) The setting, art direction, characters and performances will please horror movie lightweights, like me: yes.

 

GRAVITY

11/08/2013

 

In 3D: yes! It IS as good as you heard.

 
 
Yes, yes, yes, YES!
 

TRANCE

08/21/2013

 
Danny Boyle directed, violent, nasty dark, psychological thriller vehicle for Rosario Dawson, who is amazing; co-starring James McAvoy and my favorite badassmofo Vincent Cassel: yes.


 

AWAY FROM HER

08/11/2013

 

Sarah Polley writes and directs from Alice Munro's short story, a beautiful love story: yes.

 
 
What king of person would fabricate a story about surviving the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, and then go on to lead a survivor group? Watch this documentary to see for yourself...
 

LONGFORD

06/10/2013

 
Writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon,) and director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech,) assemble a stellar cast for this made for TV Movie about the Moors Murderers, and the Lord (Longford) who sought the redemption of one of them: Myra Hindley. It's so good: 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/
 

ZERO DARK THIRTY

03/31/2013

 
Yeah, it's good. (Wish I was Kathy Bigelow...)
 

RUST & BONE

03/25/2013

 
Positives; the actors, it's French/Belgian, working/lower class, mixed martial arts. Negatives, the narrative shifts from character, to character, the story relies too heavily on the "how messed up do I have to be before you'll love me" device, the script is mediocre, and unforgivably, it's too long. A tepid: yes.