Category: Reviews

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: Enter the Void

Enter the Void  |  Director Gaspar Noe  |  Score: 6.2 Veterans of Noe’s brutal Irreversible — a film I confess still haunts me years since I saw it — can speak to the controversial director’s strengths: A visual stylist, he…

A Film Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go  |  Director Mark Romanek  |  Score: 4.2 Tears of a Clone Gattaca by way of Nicholas Sparks. Mark Romanek’s bloodless weeper adapts Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, but despite yeoman work from the actors, it never gets further…

The American

The American  |  Director Anton Corbijn  |  Score: 6.1 Appropriately enough, the vast majority of guns in this American assassin abroad film are equipped with silencers, the bullets barely make a sound before slicing through their given targets. The film…