Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

Carrie and friends return for yet another round of cosmopolitans, wrestling marriage, motherhood and menopause. But the real question is, do we want them back or have the four Manhattan gals outstayed their welcome? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but yes they have. Watching these movies is like watching a loved […]

Any movie that begins with the words “Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France” earns my instant respect. It speaks volumes for writer/director Quentin Tarantino. He’s a man unafraid to laugh at even the most horrifying of circumstances. Think of the hilarious, yet graphic eye squidging in Kill Bill Vol II; Jules on brain […]

Legendary scriptwriter and director Paul Schrader’s latest movie Adam Resurrected boasts a tour-de-force performance from Jeff Goldblum, in a moving yet ultimately flat adaptation of Yoram Kaniuk’s 1968 novel of the same name. Set in the early sixties, the film tells the story of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum) once Germany’s foremost entertainer and clown, now […]

Romantic comedy. Two words that often have cinema goers either rolling their eyes or running for the hills. At their best rom coms can be uplifting, life-affirming affairs. At worst they’re Matthew McConaughey movies. Man’s been coasting off Dazed and Confused for years. More cynical people than I have listed the reasons to say “I […]