The most apparent problem in Oblivion is its sloppiness.
Spiderman will clearly be the biggest draw this weekend unless you are part of the millions of Katy Perry fans who have never been able to afford to see her live. In that case, you can watch her story unfold before your very eyes. Or, you could check out Oliver Stone’s most recent film in which he explores [...]
Some might suggest that a movie like The Usual Suspects is overrated and garners undue praise because its narrative is predicated on a lie, namely one that Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) weaves for the duration of the film. Perhaps the critics of this style are correct inasmuch as the final scene really amounts to a stylized “just [...]
The prison film might be the genre most antithetical to how we view heroes and villains. As opposed to films set in courtrooms where the victim usually wins and the bad guy goes to jail to contemplate his or her crimes, the protagonists in prison films are often the guilty party, the ones who couldn’t get away [...]
What’s ostensibly a Western driven by the remedying of an injustice, Unforgiven is really an exploration into how perceived identity defines value, whether it centers on William Munny (Clint Eastwood), a “known thief and murderer, a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition,” who was cured of “drinking and wickedness” by his deceased wife, or whether the [...]
As I ponder what to do during my retirement, it often involves the usual sitting on a porch, yelling at kids to get off my lawn – whether they are there or not. In all honesty, I picture myself sitting in a very similar position to the one I am in now, a pile of books next [...]
My early Christmas present to you. (via I Love Charts) It seems like the higher up the ladder that Morgan climbs, the worse the chance is that he will be in a good movie. (Disclaimer: I haven’t seen Invictus yet.) Because I would rank these movies: Shawshank, Glory, Se7en, Amistad, Prince of Thieves and then a whole [...]