Month: October 2015


Suffragette is a purposefully-directed film with good intentions. It gets a performance out of Carey Mulligan that proves that she is one of the best young actors working right now. In a time where the reproductiveRead Full Review


Truth is based on the memoir of Mary Mapes, the CBS news reporter and 60 Minutes producer fired after the Dan Rather scandal. Whatever objectivity James Vanderbilt reflects upon Mapes and her journalistic integrity, Vanderbilt does not holdRead Full Review

Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro sure knows how to make a movie look good. The main set of Crimson Peak is a crumbling mansion in rural England built upon a vast landscape seeping with red clay. It’s seeping so much thatRead Full Review


When Room surprised many by winning the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival – besting what many saw as the easy favorite, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight – it was confirmed that it was more than just your garden varietyRead Full Review

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg has been living in the past for quite a while now. Not since War of the Worlds has he made a film taking place in something resembling contemporary times, and in that film he destroyed theRead Full Review

Steve Jobs

It’s hard to conjure initial thoughts of Steve Jobs because it’s so rare to watch a film in which its plainly obvious just how un-fucked-with the screenplay is. If it wasn’t obvious just how much Aaron SorkinRead Full Review

The Martian

A story of space survival should not be as airy and fleeting as The Martian is. 2001: A Space Odyssey set the standard, and Gravity perfected it. Outer space is an unkind, asphyxiating experience; out of the control of your meticulouslyRead Full Review

Labyrinth of Lies

You could spend a lifetime watching films dealing with World War II, the Holocaust and the ripple effects it has had on Europe, America and nearly all advanced nations in the world. You could spendRead Full Review