Tag: Movie Reviews

DVD: Moon

Moon  |  Director Duncan Jones  |  Score: 5.9 On a remote lunar outpost in the near future, a one-man operation oversees the harvesting of Helium3, the answer to Earth’s energy needs. The control room is modular and mostly white, but…

Movie DVD Review: 2012

2012  |  Director Roland Emmerich  |  Score: 4.7 If it weren’t for Roland Emmerich’s stunning use of computer generated special effects and a scarily believable explanation for the end of the world, there is little doubt the film would have…

Inception

Inception  |  Director Christopher Nolan  |  Score: 7.4 Dreams are certainly the fuel behind most significant art. Our subconscious is able to make connections between disparate, random elements creating entirely new systems of order and chaos at the speed of…

A Film Review: Waiting For Superman

Waiting For Superman  |  Director Davis Guggenheim  |  Score: 7.8 To the many parents and education reformers lamenting the inexcusable state of public schooling in the United States, the exact cause of the erosion of education in this country has…

Movie Review: Four Lions

Four Lions  |  Director Christopher Morris  |  Score: 6.5 In the purest sense of comedy, nothing is sacred. No subject is taboo. In fact, degree of difficulty points are granted to comedy that hits subjects heretofore deemed too dangerous —…

Film Review: Stone

Stone  |  Director John Curran  |  Score: 5.8 In an unspecified time during the ’60s, a housewife in a rural home somewhere outside Detroit puts her young daughter down for a nap and stares at a buzzing bee trapped behind…

Film Review: Hereafter

Hereafter  |  Director Clint Eastwood  |  Score: 5.4 Being a real psychic, one can imagine, would indeed be a heavy burden, essentially a conduit for everyone’s pain and fear. People would constantly come to you for answers, the weight of…

A Film Review: Red

Red  |  Director Robert Schwentke  |  Score: 5.1 “I haven’t killed anyone in years,” a Russian former spy laments to his old, now-retired adversary. “That’s sad,” his American counterpart replies. Such is the way of the aging super secret agent.…

A Film Review: Let Me In

Let Me In  |  Director Matt Reeves  |  Score: 6.3 Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 childhood creepfest, Let the Right One In, was a critical and fan boy rave (well, ahem, perhaps not quite in all circles, read here) precisely…