Motherless Brooklyn (***) is simple and reverent

"Overall it's a good, not great effort. The film is enjoyable if predictable. Norton's ability to show a clean, multi-layered view of the politics that went into creating the city he loves so dearly is entertaining."

Golden Sombrero: The descent into decent – Cameron Crowe and Elizabethtown (**1/2)

The film doesn't fail big. It only does so politely. 

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (***1/2) completes a cycle

"This is an excellently crafted film. It hits every mark that needs to be hit, often times too squarely for effect. The story worked with Rogue Nation for a two film arc, but it would be a good idea to go back to the original premise of different directors for different films now that we've seen what McQuarrie can do...twice."

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (***1/2) Needs desperate times…

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - 2015 Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin One of the funniest scenes in the entire M:I series takes place during the 3rd act. As the principal protagonists surround a person of interest, one of the good guys, Benji (Pegg) is kidnapped by … Continue reading Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (***1/2) Needs desperate times…

To Rome with Love – Rented by mistake

\To Rome with Love - 2012 Written and Directed by Woody Allen Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Woody Allen, Roberto Begnini, Judy Davis, Greta Gerwig, Allison Pill, Flavio Parenti, Alessandro Tiberi, Alessandra Mastronardi When my wife told me she rented To Rome with Love, she seemed kind of curious.  She no doubt had seen the … Continue reading To Rome with Love – Rented by mistake