Tag: Film

Film: A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table | Directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush | Score: 6.3 If you’re feeling up to it, you could pretty effectively encapsulate the neglect this country heaps on its children via a punishing double-feature of societal…

Film: Whiplash

Whiplash | Director Damien Chazelle | Score: 8.3 I had a conversation about this film before I got to see it with a friend of mine who couldn’t understand how a movie about a gifted student in a prestigious music…

Film: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four | Director Josh Trank | Score: 3.5 When superhero movies go wrong, they generally go wrong with their villains. Josh Trank’s ill-fated FF reboot certainly has that issue – in bloody spades — but that’s only the final…

Film: The Guest

The Guest | Director Adam Wingard | Score: 6.1 David Collins (Dan Stevens) seems like a pretty upstanding dude. Or he would if the film, with its ominous music, and shots of him in repose, sitting without blinking in the…

Film: Fury

Fury | Director David Ayer | Score: 6.8 After more than two decades in the biz as one of the few remaining stars in the dwindling Hollywood constellation, Brad Pitt has taken on an increasingly rare additional aura. Because he…

Film: Tracks

Tracks | Director John Curran | Score: 6.1 The thing about doing something extraordinary is it’s going to sound utterly unreasonable at first. Back in 1977, when Robyn Davidson, a young, callow Aussie woman with a penchant for animals and…

Film: Into the Storm

Into the Storm |  Director Steven Quayle | Score: 4.7 If you think about it, there’s truly not much of a legacy to tarnish when it comes to Hollywood storm movies, at least over the past couple of decades. There’s…