Month: November 2012

Silver Linings Playbook

There’s something unbelievably infectious about David O. Russell’s latest movie, Silver Linings Playbook. It’s not that it’s particularly innovative or is a technical game-changer. It’s story is simple, almost predictable to a point. But it’s theRead Full Review

Anna Karenina

There probably isn’t a more difficult text that has been attempted at film adaptation more than Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The material, so dense and involved, spirals over 860 pages and delves into issues beyond theRead Full Review

Life of Pi

I wasn’t actually too excited about the concept of a film version of Yann Martel’s famed novel, Life of Pi, because how can you really tell such a story through cinema? Something about its tale seemedRead Full Review


There’s a bit of an aura that surrounds two different figures involved in the making of the 2012 movie, Lincoln. One of the two is its director, Steven Spielberg, who may possibly end his career asRead Full Review

The Sessions

The Sessions is a very optimistic, good-natured film about some very dark, adult themes. It’s one thing to be a virgin when you’re over 40 (as Judd Apatow has so excellently shown us already), but it’sRead Full Review


There’s a dirty word in movies that comes to describe a certain pandering type of film that plays upon the easiest of human emotions to get cheap reactions. That word is sappy. I bring this upRead Full Review


Flight only works because of Denzel Washington. The film’s message is plodding and hackneyed, its journey is predictable, and its resolution is something out of a screenwriting class at Alcoholics Anonymous. But it all takes partRead Full Review