The Public Movie Defender – “Clash of the Titans” (2010)

The Public Movie Defender – “Clash of the Titans” (2010)

The idea behind The Public Movie Defender is to take up the cause of a particular movie that I believe is better than the majority of reviews it has received. These are movies which I feel are worth either a second look or at least a more open examination considering the predominantly negative opinions of … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Dark Passage”

REVIEW: “Dark Passage”

Bogart and Bacall. Those three words always bring a smile to my face. They point to an enchanting onscreen chemistry than spanned four movies and eventually into their offscreen lives. Bacall’s beauty and saucy smarts was always the perfect match for Bogie’s cool tough guy. “Dark Passage” was the third movie that the headline-grabbing couple … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Play Time”

REVIEW: “Play Time”

“Playtime” may be one of the most difficult movies to categorize or review and it may be a difficult movie for some people to process. French filmmaker Jacques Tati is known for focusing more on people and communities and allowing his stories to be told visually through their interactions. He was much more interested in … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Raid 2″

REVIEW: “The Raid 2″

I’m not sure if anyone expected “The Raid: Redemption” to be such a worldwide success, but that’s exactly what happened with the 2011 Indonesian martial arts picture from writer and director Gareth Edwards. Now we get “The Raid 2″, a sequel armed with a bigger budget and much more ambition. This first film was built … Continue reading