REVIEW: “St. Vincent”

REVIEW: “St. Vincent”

Bill Murray is an interesting actor who has had an interesting career. It has been a long career marked by numerous successes in lead, supporting, or even cameo roles. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Bill Murray is that most of the time he plays a variation of the same type of character. Sometimes he … Continue reading

2015 Blind Spot Series: “Goldfinger”

2015 Blind Spot Series: “Goldfinger”

I could probably fill half of my Blind Spot series lineup with James Bond films. I’ve just never been what you would call a big 007 fan. That said I do love the Craig films and a couple of Brosnan’s, but I’ve never felt compelled to give the older Bond films much of a chance. … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Bande à part” (“Band of Outsiders”)

REVIEW: “Bande à part” (“Band of Outsiders”)

“Band of Outsiders” was Jean-Luc Godard’s seventh film and a unique entry into the French New Wave movement. Viewed by some as Godard’s most accessible movie, “Band of Outsiders” is a playful, saucy romp which has influenced a variety of filmmakers through the decades that have followed. While the film may be considered a bit … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Mood Indigo”

REVIEW: “Mood Indigo”

Filmmaker Michel Gondry has had his hands in all sorts of projects. He’s made music videos, short films, documentaries, and even television commercials. He has also made a handful of feature films of which I have seen two – the visually striking and potent “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the painfully unwatchable “The … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Theory of Everything”

REVIEW: “The Theory of Everything”

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has often found himself the object of a rather unusual fascination from the entertainment industry. Beyond the number of documentaries made about his life, he also appeared in everything from “Star Trek” to “The Simpsons”. But surprisingly there hasn’t been a biographical feature length drama until James Marsh’s “The Theory … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

REVIEW: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

I’ve never shared in the enthusiasm or admiration for “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”. The 2004 comedy was a box office success but it gained most of its following in the subsequent years. To my surprise the film has a legion of devoted fans who adore these characters and can quote line after line. … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Two Days, One Night”

REVIEW: “Two Days, One Night”

I have this insatiable appetite for watching great actors or actresses work. I mean we all appreciate good acting, but for me there is something special about losing myself in great performances – a type of overwhelming and unequivocal admiration which enhances any moviegoing experience I may have. And there are certain actors and actresses … Continue reading