Joker (****1/2): King of Tragic Comedy

"It's not the best film of the year, but it's better than I had expected by a long shot. This is the best DC film since The Dark Knight. I hope that they find some way to tie it into the DCEU. "

42: Somewhere between legend and reality

42 - 2013 Writer and Director Brian Helgeland Starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Andre Holland, Christopher Meloni, John C. McGuinley, Lucas Black, Alan Tudyk, Nichole Beharie, C. J. Nitkowski, Brett Cullen, Ryan Merriman, T.R. Knight, Hamish Linklater, Brad Beyer, Jesse Luken, Max Gail, Peter MacKenzie, Linc Hand Somewhere in the middle of 42, a pitcher named Fritz Ostermueller … Continue reading 42: Somewhere between legend and reality

The Guilt Trip is too pleasant to be annoying

The Guilt Trip - 2012 Director Anne Fletcher Starring Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Brett Cullen, Adam Scott, Ari Graynor, Casey Wilson, Colin Hanks, Yvonne Strahovski, Jeff Kober, Kathy Najimy, Nora Dunn, Jeff Kober Screenplay Dan Fogelman Every time Barbra Streisand makes a live appearance, people who refer to her as Babs swoon as if it's the second coming. … Continue reading The Guilt Trip is too pleasant to be annoying

Red Dawn: It’s a thankless job, but thank God its not Invasion U.S.A.

Red Dawn - 2012 Director Dan Bradley Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Brett Cullen, Will Yun Lee Screenplay by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore, based on the original screenplay by John Milius and Kevin Reynolds The thing about Red Dawn, in any incarnation is the sheer lunacy of the … Continue reading Red Dawn: It’s a thankless job, but thank God its not Invasion U.S.A.