Forgotten Gems: Elvis & Nixon (****) – The claws of a tiger

"This film is a must for fans of Michael Shannon. It's yet another example of his powerfully subtle presentation skills. If one can get past the fact that it stars Spacey, this is film will delight, inform and entertain the viewer."

Pixels (**1/2) – Perhaps you were expecting Tennyson?

Pixels - 2015 Director Chris Columbus Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, Jane Krakowski. Matt Lintz Screenplay Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling There will always be films like this. A comedian past his prime is relegated to following trends started by better films (Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph) as a vessel to do the same film he's been doing … Continue reading Pixels (**1/2) – Perhaps you were expecting Tennyson?

Spring Breakers: Artistic Debauchery

Spring Breakers - 2013 Writer and Director Harmony Korine Starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane, Heather Morris, Jeff Jarrett, Sidney and Thurman Sewell Camera shots that go on too long.  Bleached out images of smoking, drinking and breasts in the sun.  Careful editing so one doesn't ruin the internet life … Continue reading Spring Breakers: Artistic Debauchery