Review – Tully

I've been looking forward to Jason Reitman's Tully for a while, now.  Having directed such cult classics as Juno (that #ThrowbackThursday column is here), Young Adult, and my personal favorite Up in the Air, Reitman has a solid track record of thoughtful, relatable dramedies.  The film is also written by Diablo Cody, who wrote both the previously mentioned Juno and... Continue Reading →

Review – Gringo

Admittedly, movies in the vein of Nash Edgerton's Gringo aren't always my cup of tea. I can't really explain why, outside of possibly my difficulty in relating to and empathizing with criminals that are also ostensibly the protagonist(s) of the film. I took a chance on this one, anyway, due to the strong cast and... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Cider House Rules

Original US release date: December 10, 1999 Production budget: $24,000,000 Worldwide gross: $88,545,092 So here's another #ThrowbackThursday film that's a first-time watch for me.  All I really remembered about The Cider House Rules (besides its distinctive title) was that it starred Charlize Theron.  Upon my rediscovery of the film, however (or my first full discovery, as... Continue Reading →

Review – Atomic Blonde

Based upon the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, Atomic Blonde undergoes a change of title (for the better) and delivers on every level I was praying that it would.  Set during the Cold War, the film follows MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) as she endeavors to recover a... Continue Reading →

66. Kubo and the Two Strings

This is what I love about the movies.  I get absolutely ecstatic when some little film comes out of left field with virtually no warning and shows the whole world how movie-making is supposed to be done.  It happens every year.  Usually a few times.  Kubo and the Two Strings is one of those instances... Continue Reading →

23. The Huntsman: Winter’s War

I never saw Snow White and the Huntsman.  I didn't avoid it, per se, but I wasn't itching to see it, either.  Kristen Stewart just doesn't do it for me.  I needed something extra to get me into the theater (or even on my couch) to see that particular film.  The Huntsman: Winter's War has... Continue Reading →

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