Denzel Washington’s strong performance of an alcoholic gives weight to a film bogged down by its familiarity.
The first weekend in November primes us for awards season with Denzel Washington. Tarantino keeps filling our plates with Kung-fu homages — even if he’s only responsible for its distribution. And, of course, there are vampires. More damned vampires. The Man With the Iron Fist: It’s hard to knock a rendition of the dying genre of [...]
Last week’s Big Miracle flopped like a humpback in pudding, but this week, we’re all gearing up for Valentine’s Day. For those of you looking for dinner and a movie, you’ve got your pick between Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon, or animation. (I’m banking on the animation.) Looking for a bit of action, but you’re single, Safe House [...]
As I gather my Bible, Torah, Koran, copy of Watchmen, and print of Dali’s “St. John on the Cross,” I ready myself for the inevitable uber-undulating of the Earth that will occur around 6pm EST. As I’m preparing to barricade myself in an Astoria apartment with silver bullets, whittled crosses of what used to be a dining [...]
A review of Unstoppable is an exercise in avoiding train-related puns. I will do my very best to avoid noting whether or not the movie stays on track or goes off the rails, whether Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) conducts himself in a manner appropriate for a man whose been “railroading for 28 years,” even though he could [...]