Kenneth Branagh's Oscar-winning coming of age tale doesn't seem to stretch beyond the clear nostalgia.
✯✯✯½ My heroes are Dame Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I consider their creations of Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes superheroes of the highest magnitude. I love that Rian Johnson honored their canon by giving us another prime example of the vintage murder mystery. I bleed the basic concept of a crime, a [...]
✯✯✯✯½ One of the most important moments in my cinema going career was seeing Adaptation at the Col. Glenn theater in Little Rock, AR. It was my first trip to that theater. It was my first time to leave the city I lived in with friends to see a movie. And of course, it was [...]
A performance that was nominated at the wrong award ceremony. We were long overdue for this conversation When the Golden Raspberry Awards or Razzies were forced to walk back an "award" given to Bruce Willis for worst performance in a DTV movie, a job it's now known he only took to try to work as [...]
The Oscars can ruin modest work. Little films like Little Miss Sunshine and Juno feel elevated into larger conversations with their best original screenplay wins which are bad enough. But if one of these films should win the top prize, it's devastating. The Artist was a lovely bit of cotton candy that suddenly had to [...]