Another Look: True Romance Director’s Cut (***1/2) is Tony Scott overriding Tarantino

The result is a good, not great first script. There are two fantastic moments and many good ones to boot. It's not much more than that, even as Tarantino's legend rises beyond what anyone imagined.

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino: The Chronology

I am pretty sure most of those reading will not agree with my number 1, or even my number 9. That's okay though. Let me know your own list or thoughts in the comments.

Disney slightly improves The Jungle Book (***1/2)

To be sure, I am probably never going to own this film. I may watch it again, but I know there will be more sequels, more remakes and more attempts to improve on the profits of this property. I appreciate it for what it is, and I did like the way the characters look like their voice counterparts, much the same way they did in the original. The wheel comes back around and its spin adds not that much to the life of the story.

Jersey Boys (***1/2) is solid but dims the power of the band

Jersey Boys - 2014 Director Clint Eastwood Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Screenplay based on the play by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice  When reviewing a movie based upon a musical, it's hard to see the origin material as anything other than a starting point. Most of the events may have happened in one form … Continue reading Jersey Boys (***1/2) is solid but dims the power of the band

Seven Psychopaths: Sam Rockwell out-Walken’s Walken.

Seven Psychopaths - 2012 Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh Starring  Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko The craziest notion in the film Seven Psychopaths is the idea that Colin Farrell is any sort of writer.  I can buy the alcoholic part, even if it's a cheap stereotype … Continue reading Seven Psychopaths: Sam Rockwell out-Walken’s Walken.