Roman J. Israel, Esq. (***1/2) – We can’t have nice things

There's virtually no shot at this film winning any awards, and perhaps it doesn't truly deserve any. Washington's about the only actor alive that can so eloquently display his faults as a virtue. He's able to color a little outside the lines of his somewhat limited character, but he knows the point of his character is self-analysis that the others will learn from, so he plays it like he's doomed from the start. 


Unfriended (***1/2) And into the future of horror

Unfriended - 2015 Director Levan Gabriadze Starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman Screenplay Nelson Greaves One year ago, Laura Barnes (Sossaman) killed herself as the result of a cyberbullying episode. So, of course one year later, when her friends are all sharing a group conversation via Skype, it only occurs to one of them, … Continue reading Unfriended (***1/2) And into the future of horror

Oujia (**1/2): You made her play the game and now she’s dead

Ouija - 2014 Director Stiles White Starring Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca A. Santos, Lin Shaye, Shelley Hennig Screenplay Juliet Snowden and White For an actress that has been in so many Farrelly Brothers films, Lin Shaye is something of a staple in horror. In fact, she is to horror what Leslie Nielsen was to comedy. In this … Continue reading Oujia (**1/2): You made her play the game and now she’s dead