Steve Jobs (*****) is a good find

Steve Jobs - 2015 Director Danny Boyle Screenplay Aaron Sorkin based on the book by Walter Isaacson Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Perla Haney-Jardine There's nothing quite as appealing as Oscar bait that actually feels like a real work of art. What we have with Steve Jobs is nothing less than Boyle, Sorkin, Fassbender, Winslet and even Jeff … Continue reading Steve Jobs (*****) is a good find

Divergent aims low, but hits the mark

Divergent - 2014 Director Neil Burger Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort Screenplay by Eva Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor, based on the book by Veronica Roth  Divergent is another movie covering the ever-increasing line of books made for younger readers, but enjoyed by … Continue reading Divergent aims low, but hits the mark

Movie 43: Do you like this collection of skits?

Movie 43 - 2013 Directors Steven Brill, Peter Farrelly, Will Graham, Steve Carr, Griffin Dunne, James Duffy, Jonathan van Tulleken, Elizabeth Banks, Patrik Forsberg, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk Starring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Adam Cagely, Common, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Devin Eash, Anna Faris, Richard … Continue reading Movie 43: Do you like this collection of skits?

Carnage: I don’t care about the tulips, either.

Carnage - 2011 Directed by Roman Polanski Starring Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz Screenplay by Polanski and Yasmina Reza based on some French play It's really difficult to think of Roman Polanski as just a director.  The first thing that comes to my mind is how in the world is this man still free … Continue reading Carnage: I don’t care about the tulips, either.

Contagion: Elizabeth Bennet prevents the people of the world from becoming a bunch of zombies

Contagion - 2011 Directed by Steven Soderburgh Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Ehle, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Bryan Cranston, Sanaa Lathan, Elliot Gould, Chin Han, John Hawkes, Demetri Martin Written by  Scott Z. Burns It's been a long time since I had given a second thought about Jennifer Ehle.  After … Continue reading Contagion: Elizabeth Bennet prevents the people of the world from becoming a bunch of zombies