REVIEW: “Camera Buff”

REVIEW: “Camera Buff”

“Camera Buff” is a 1979 film from Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski about an eccentric and reserved man and his infatuation with his newly purchased movie camera. Jerzy Stuhr brilliantly plays Filip, a loving and content husband who spends two weeks worth of salary on a small 8mm video camera in order to film his new baby girl. Filip is a nervous, circumspect man who you … Continue reading

REVIEW: “My Favorite Wife”

REVIEW: “My Favorite Wife”

How can any true movie fan not love the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s? The once popular genre was recognized for its witty rapid-fire dialogue, wacky situations, bold and brash female leads, occasional slapstick humor, and a feverish battle of the sexes. During this wonderful time for comedies many actors and actresses saw … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Enough Said”

REVIEW: “Enough Said”

“Enough Said” is an interesting romantic comedy/drama from writer and director Nicole Holofcener. It’s one of those films that has magically latched onto critics who were giving it rave reviews. It has one of the highest aggregate scores on Rotten Tomatoes and it has found its way on numerous Top 10 lists from well respected … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Spectacular Now”

REVIEW: “The Spectacular Now”

It’s rare to find a teen movie that actually treats teens like real people with real problems and real emotions. So often these films peddle juvenile humor and exaggerated stereotypes in place of stronger and meatier stories. That’s why it’s refreshing to find a movie like “The Spectacular Now”. This intelligent and nuanced coming-of-age story … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Escape Plan”

REVIEW: “Escape Plan”

Ever since the release of “The Expendables” in 2010 there has been a resurgence of 80s styled action pictures. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, the two biggest names from that once immensely popular genre, have returned to the big screen with a number of bullet-riddled movies. The two stars join together, bicep to bicep, to … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Bonnie and Clyde”

REVIEW: “Bonnie and Clyde”

The 1967 crime drama/biopic “Bonnie and Clyde” wasn’t the easiest movie to get made. There were numerous squabbles between the film’s producer and star Warren Beatty and Warner Brothers over everything from budget and shooting locations to the size of the film’s release. Once it did hit theaters it faced a new wave of controversies … Continue reading

REVIEW: “10 Things I Hate About You”

REVIEW: “10 Things I Hate About You”

It’s rare to find a teen comedy that’s not only fun but smart. Most squander any potential they have by embracing every dopey cliche and incorporating every overused gag. “10 Things I Hate About You” is an interesting case. It definitely has its fair share of cliches and many of the character types have been … Continue reading