Month: July 2009

The Hurt Locker

War is a drug. So says a quote which scrolls before Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, The Hurt Locker. For just over two hours, the film will go on to explain that statement in grave, sometimes dangerousRead Full Review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Can I correctly comment on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince without ever reading any of the books and ignoring all except one of the films (Sorcerer’s Stone)? Probably not, but I’m going to anyway. With aRead Full Review


I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an R-rated film get away with as much as the film Brüno has just gotten away with. When you consider that this same director-star tandem had earlier collaborated on the equally-abrasive Borat inRead Full Review


Duncan Jones may be the next big name in films, and I’m not just biased because his father is Ziggy Stardust. His first feature, Moon is a film which is nearly impossible to pull off, and evenRead Full Review

Whatever Works

Within the span of Woody Allen’s long and prolific career, he has surely recycled some themes about love and life. He has some very devout opinions about the way humanity carries itself and those strongRead Full Review

Public Enemies

Public Enemies may be one of the most revolutionary gangster films ever made. Or it may not be. I don’t think the film, or its filmmakers, care either way. Michael Mann, the best stylist behind theRead Full Review