Month: December 2010

The King’s Speech

I’m sure that it’s tough being royalty. It no longer holds the political stature that it did throughout history, but it still carries with it the emotional burden of being the face of an entireRead Full Review

Blue Valentine

If you can play “You Always Hurt The Ones You Love” on the ukulele, you might as well use it to your advantage in your romantic ventures. It’s the kind of talent that is humbleRead Full Review

True Grit

Chances are, if you’re watching a John Wayne film, you’re watching a western of the highest quality. Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance are all amongst the best of the most American genre. But ifRead Full Review

The Fighter

Sports movies are by the books. They always follow the same storyline: beaten underdog must overcome enormous odds to make it to the top of the mountain. And there’s only two outcomes: either the underdogRead Full Review

Black Swan

On the surface, it seems odd to hear Darren Aronofsky talk about his latest film, Black Swan, as a “companion piece” to his 2008 film The Wrestler. One is a gritty journey of realism that is toldRead Full Review

Rabbit Hole

Everyone grieves differently. Some turn to rage, some turn to silence… others turn to misery. Some will get over it, some will die trying. Rabbit Hole is a film that addresses grief in a pretty interesting way,Read Full Review


It would appear that the very talented Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu loves making his audience gloomy. He’s never made a bad film, but he’s never made a particularly happy one neither. ‘Who cares?’ many may ask.Read Full Review

Love and Other Drugs

You don’t see many mainstream American films that are as open about sex as Love and Other Drugs, and for that alone, I guess the film deserves some credit. Of course, it’s a little easier toRead Full Review