The Lost City of Z (***1/2) is a document of disappointment

The Lost City of Z - 2016 Written and Directed by James Gray Based on the book by David Grann Starring  Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid, Franco Nero "Praised by the critics" is often a nice way of putting that although it is a good film technically, it's not likely to stir anyone out of their … Continue reading The Lost City of Z (***1/2) is a document of disappointment

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Crimson Peak (**1/2): Feeding on Butterflies

Crimson Peak - 2015 Director Guillermo Del Toro Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver Screenplay Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, Lucinda Coxson Full disclosure: I am a fan of Del Toro. I will give him the kinds of breaks that I would not grant others. For this reason, my reviews of his films should be viewed as … Continue reading Crimson Peak (**1/2): Feeding on Butterflies

Pacific Rim: Where do you want to die?

Pacific Rim - 2013 Director Guillermo Del Toro Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Ron Perlman Screenplay Del Toro and Travis Beacham Once Guillermo Del Toro decided to forego The Hobbit series of movies, the concept kind of lost steam for me.  After I saw the first film, it was apparent why.  Jackson was creative in … Continue reading Pacific Rim: Where do you want to die?