Isle of Dogs (*****) is one of the best

I love dogs but #isleofdogs is better than any film this year. "See this if you can. You shouldn't regret it if you have a sense of vision and a sense of humor."

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The 5th Wave (**) is low impact repetition

There is nothing here distinguishing this film from any of those other stories. The only appeal it can possibly have is if you are young enough to have not been inundated by the other examples and still think that it's pluck that wins out over experience.

Spotlight (****1/2) takes the road less travelled

Spotlight - 2015 Director Tom McCarthy Screenplay by McCarthy and Josh Singer Starring  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Len Cariou, Jamey Sheridan, Paul Guilfoyle, Brian d'Arcy James, Billy Crudup In 2001, Marty Baron (Schreiber) is the new editor of the The Boston Globe. His perspective is that of an outsider and being so, he is not … Continue reading Spotlight (****1/2) takes the road less travelled

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: What is the Pakistani dream?

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - 2012 Director Mira Nair Starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Martin Donovan Screenplay William Wheeler Written by Mohsin Hamid and Ami Boghani I am thankful for the cinematic voice that is Mira Nair.  Who else could take a subject as potentially divisive as a man's movement from a devoted … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist: What is the Pakistani dream?

Goon: Everything you wanted in a hockey movie…and dumb as puck.

Goon - 2011 Directed by Michael Dowse Starring Sean William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Marc-Andre Grondin, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy, David Paetkau, Kim Coates, The Trailer Park Boys Screenplay by  Baruchel and Evan Goldberg So many curse words, so many curse words.  Don't watch this one with Grandma, or anyone who has become a Grandma, or plans to become … Continue reading Goon: Everything you wanted in a hockey movie…and dumb as puck.

Cool Papa E Reviews Marvel’s The X-Men / Wolverine Movies

Many are hailing this coming week's X-Men: First Class as the best Marvel movie ever.  Everything I have seen so far looks fantastic.  Now is as good a time as any to check what we've seen so far from the X-Men Series of films.  This list will be comprehensive within the next couple of weeks, … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews Marvel’s The X-Men / Wolverine Movies