Bombshell (****) lands solidly

"Which brings me back to Roach. He's biased, one can see he's basically a fair story teller. The desire to give a balanced and honest assessment is essential to understanding the old ways we are leaving to the new world yet to come. Carlson and Kelly want the same things for their daughters as I want for mine. "

Aquaman (***1/2) has fun in the shallows

"As it stands, the film still should do quite well. It's more fun than any DCEU film than Wonder Woman yet it still feels like something that matters at times. Not all that much, though. I hope WW, The Flash and Aquaman push their leads and the DCEU out of the mire. "

Stoker: People disappear all the time

Stoker - 2013 Director Park Chan-Wook Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville, Ralph Brown, Judith Godrèche Written by Wentworth Miller This is Mia Wasikowska.  She is beautiful, innocent, haunted, playful.  She is hiding in plain sight.  When one thinks they have her character is the moment they could not be … Continue reading Stoker: People disappear all the time

Trespass: Released in theaters, but feels like straight to video

Trespass - 2011 Directed by Joel Schumacher Starring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Giganet, Jordana Spiro, Ben Mendelsohn, Liana Liberato, Dash Mihok, Nico Tortorella, Emily Meade Screenplay by Eli Richbourg, Karl Gajdusek The most interesting fact about Trespass is not the teaming of Cage, Kidman and Schumacher.  This is not an artistic high point for any of … Continue reading Trespass: Released in theaters, but feels like straight to video