Chappaquiddick (*****) – cold hard reality of a strong and murky current

#chappaquiddick "Curran and writers Allen and Logan have crafted a strong and clear portrayal of one of the dark moments of the lives of many people. Ultimately we see the true form of a man who saw himself as a victim of expectation as he thought nothing of those he victimized."

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Everest (***) : In the battle of you against the world…

Everest - 2015 Director Baltasar Kormákur Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Kelley Screenplay William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy Noted realist Franz Kafka once said: “In man's struggle against the world, bet on the world.” Everest is the big screen chronicle of the story of a bunch of adventurers who refuse the logic of this … Continue reading Everest (***) : In the battle of you against the world…

Terminator Genisys (*1/2): Time to abort mission

There are moments to enjoy here. Damn few of them though. The ship has run its course and its time to run it into the iceberg. Think of it as an act of mercy.

Terminator Chronology / Anthology Reviewed By Cool Papa E

Terminator Anthology - 1984-2015 The Terminator - 1984 Chronology - May 12, 1984 Director James Cameron Screenplay Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, William Wisher, Jr. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich, Joe Dante Review The impact of this film is giant in cinematic history. It's not that it is an incredible … Continue reading Terminator Chronology / Anthology Reviewed By Cool Papa E

White House Down: Because White House Up is too heavy

White House Down - 2013 Director Roland Emmerich Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Joey King Screenplay James Vanderbilt Rule 604: Kids are convenient vehicles for jingoistic propaganda.  Make it look like they still believe. Rule 606: It also helps if the president looks at the capital scene with wide-eyed wonder. Rule 607: Throwing out snippets … Continue reading White House Down: Because White House Up is too heavy

The Great Gatsby: His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one…

The Great Gatsby - 2013 Director Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke Screenplay by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald "It was all for her.  The house.  The parties.  Everything." Daisy is his Rosebud.  But she's so much less. The moment his heart was fulfilled was the moment that … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one…

Zero Dark Thirty or Forty, Whatever it Takes.

Zero Dark Thirty - 2012 Director Katheryn Bigelow Starring Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Harold Perrineau, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, James Gandolfini Screenplay Mark Boal I spent much of the Bush administration reading books about the wars in the middle east after 9/11.  Most of it was read in disgust … Continue reading Zero Dark Thirty or Forty, Whatever it Takes.