Writer & Director: Lorene Scafaria Composers: Jonathan Sadoff & Rob Simonsen Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, William Petersen, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, Connie Britton, Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, Gillian Jacobs, T.J. Miller, Amy Schumer, Jim O’Heir, Martin Sheen. As a society it is safe to say that we are obsessed with the end… Read More Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Writer & Director: Richard LaGravenese Composer: Jason Robert Brown Cast: Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan. Movie adaptations of musicals are tricky and don’t always work. For every Chicago and Evita there’s a Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera (I still can’t believe someone thought that casting Gerard Butler or Russell Crowe in singing parts was a… Read More The Last Five Years (2014)
Writer & Director: Paul Weitz Composer: Joel P. West Cast: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, John Cho, Sam Elliott, Nat Wolff. Lily Tomlin had a good 2015. The 76 year old actress hadn’t worked in a couple of years since appearing as a regular in a TV show (Malibu… Read More Grandma (2015)
Writers & Directors: Joel & Ethan Coen Composer: Carter Burwell Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Alison Pill, Christopher Lambert, David Krumholtz, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Gambon, Kyle Bornheimer. The latest movie by the Coen Brothers should definitely only be seen by people who are… Read More Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Wow! Sometimes a movie just completely takes you by surprise and delivers in a way you had completely given up on for years. I had resined myself to accepting sub-par films like It Follows or Unfriended because I had truly accepted that there was just no way that the horror genre could produce anything truly… Read More Southbound (2015)
I am not a parent, so I cannot even fathom what it must be like to have a child and then lose that connection. I feel the need to premise this post with that disclaimer because my reaction is not informed by any personal connection to the themes and events brought up by Tom Hart’s… Read More “Rosalie Lightning” by Tom Hart (2016)
Bear with me… All too often I am noticing a trend that the narrative around female directors is mostly the outcry that there aren’t enough of them and that the vast majority of film directors are male. This is true and I am not arguing that it’s not. In fact there is only 1 female… Read More Hey Hollywood! Hire these Established Female Directors!