I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

2012 Academy Awards Please don't let this be the year that the gimmicky French film wins.  I would prefer that the real masterpiece that took place in Paris, France take home the gold.  The rush to crown The Artist as Best Picture feels a little like the time we anointed Brokeback Mountain the movie of our times.  If it … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

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Texas Killing Fields: Has the pedigree, but gets lost in the hills

Texas Killing Fields - 2011 Directed by  Ami Caanan Mann Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sam Worthington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, James Hebert, Stephen Graham Written by Don Farrarone In watching the trailer, one gets the brooding sense of foreboding that was present in Fincher's classic, Zodiac.  Investigators (Worthington, Morgan and Chastain) looking seriously … Continue reading Texas Killing Fields: Has the pedigree, but gets lost in the hills

The Help is better than a pie full

The Help - 2011 Directed by Tate Taylor Starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Sissy Spacek, Mike Vogel, Allison Janney, Mary Steenburgen Written by   Taylor  based on The Help by Kathryn Stockett When thinking of how to view The Help, I think of it in terms of how to … Continue reading The Help is better than a pie full