Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bernie – One of This Year’s Best, Y’all

I had a quite a unique experience when watching Bernie.  The entire time I was sitting in the theater, I was thinking to myself, “Wow, Linklater is a genius for using documentary aesthetics and structure to tell the story.  And the actors participating

Bernie – One of This Year’s Best, Y’all

I had a quite a unique experience when watching Bernie.  The entire time I was sitting in the theater, I was thinking to myself, “Wow, Linklater is a genius for using documentary aesthetics and structure to tell the story.  And the actors participating

Take This Waltz – I Respectfully Decline

I really wanted to like Take This Waltz.  Judging by the trailer I saw months ago, the film had everything going for it; a great cast, beautiful cinematography, and an intriguing story about love (or the lack thereof).  But Sarah

Take This Waltz – I Respectfully Decline

I really wanted to like Take This Waltz.  Judging by the trailer I saw months ago, the film had everything going for it; a great cast, beautiful cinematography, and an intriguing story about love (or the lack thereof).  But Sarah

The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin Brings Us a Better Past

I feel the need to start this review with an admission. I knew from the moment The Newsroom was announced that it was one I wanted to write about and have dutifully avoided any critiques or early reviews of the

The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin Brings Us a Better Past

I feel the need to start this review with an admission. I knew from the moment The Newsroom was announced that it was one I wanted to write about and have dutifully avoided any critiques or early reviews of the

True Blood: Who Made Who

Warning: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood Season 5, Episode 3 – Whatever I Am, You Made Me “You know what they say about gentlemen, they don’t brag about sloppy seconds”  – Bill Oh how I enjoy

True Blood: Who Made Who

Warning: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood Season 5, Episode 3 – Whatever I Am, You Made Me “You know what they say about gentlemen, they don’t brag about sloppy seconds”  – Bill Oh how I enjoy

Brave – Another Bulls-Eye for Pixar

Despite the incredibly annoying tweenagers behind me who felt the need to provide commentary throughout the duration of the film, Brave greatly exceeded my expectations.  Through its many trailers and TV spots, to me, Brave looked like a step backwards

Brave – Another Bulls-Eye for Pixar

Despite the incredibly annoying tweenagers behind me who felt the need to provide commentary throughout the duration of the film, Brave greatly exceeded my expectations.  Through its many trailers and TV spots, to me, Brave looked like a step backwards

Rock of Ages: The Higher the Hair, the Bigger the Hit

Remember the 80s? The spandex, the hair teasing, the cheesy power anthems with even cheesier videos, the… rubix cube? Ok, so I wasn’t actually around during the 80s, but I have some very fond memories of the I Love the

Rock of Ages: The Higher the Hair, the Bigger the Hit

Remember the 80s? The spandex, the hair teasing, the cheesy power anthems with even cheesier videos, the… rubix cube? Ok, so I wasn’t actually around during the 80s, but I have some very fond memories of the I Love the

Jeff, Who Lives at Home – All ‘Signs’ Point to Excellence

If you have not yet seen a Duplass Brothers’ film, you’re truly missing out.  Since their 2005 Sundance hit, The Puffy Chair, Jay and Mark Duplass have made a name for themselves in Hollywood as the guys who create charming,

Jeff, Who Lives at Home – All ‘Signs’ Point to Excellence

If you have not yet seen a Duplass Brothers’ film, you’re truly missing out.  Since their 2005 Sundance hit, The Puffy Chair, Jay and Mark Duplass have made a name for themselves in Hollywood as the guys who create charming,