REVIEW: “Elysium”

REVIEW: “Elysium”

Neill Blomkamp surprised a lot of people with his 2009 science fiction thriller “District 9″. While I wasn’t drawn to it, the majority of critics gave it high marks. It would go on to earn four Academy Award nominations including one for Best Picture. His eagerly anticipated follow up comes in the form of “Elysium”, … Continue reading

Cinema Snapshot

Cinema Snapshot

“Cinema Snapshot” “Casablanca” (1942) Rick’s Café Américain is the most memorable location in the classic “Casablanca”. American expatriate Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) keeps his club successful by catering to a wide-ranging clientele. Whether its German Nazis and the sympathetic Vichy French or an assortment of smugglers and gamblers, Rick stays in business by embracing neutrality … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Draft Day”

REVIEW: “Draft Day”

Kevin Costner’s 2014 movie trifecta continues with “Draft Day”, a football film about the back room wranglings leading up to and during the NFL draft. This certainly isn’t the first sports movie focused on the front office instead of on the field. Think “Moneyball” with helmets and shoulder pads. The two films actually have a … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

REVIEW: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

After its release in 1969 “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” made a lot of money and garnered a lot of critical praise. It’s been called the ultimate buddy movie and some give it credit for reinventing the Western genre for a new generation. It received a total of seven Academy Award nominations, winning four … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

REVIEW: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

When Wes Anderson releases a movie it’s almost like an event for me. I’m such a fan of his work and I enjoy each visit I make to his unique and eccentric world. Finally his latest film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” made its way to my area. After a grueling wait the film finally cured … Continue reading