“Anomalisa” Film Review

Who would have thought that one of the most deep, human films of 2015 would be an animated film. Anomalisa, nominee of Best Animated Feature, is a stop-motion film from Oscar winning writer Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation), who also co-directed the film with Duke Johnson.  It’s a complex film about human emotions and love, crafted into some jaw-dropping stop-motion work. … Continue reading “Anomalisa” Film Review

“The Wedding Ringer” Film Review

Next to Fifty Shades of Grey, I can honestly say that The Wedding Ringer is the second worst film that I have seen from 2015. The film stars two comedians, Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, but features close to zero laughs, poor acting and a terribly written screenplay.  The only good thing going for it is Olivia Thirlby and decent production quality. Doug Harris (Gad) … Continue reading “The Wedding Ringer” Film Review

“Room” Film Review

Rarely do movies leave me speechless, but Room is one film that has me struck speechless, due to this moving and unbelievable story, led by Oscar nominee Brie Larson and supported by recent Critics’ Choice Award winner Jacob Tremblay. The film is based off the novel by Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay and scored an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.  Her work … Continue reading “Room” Film Review

“Sicario” Film Review

If there is one director that has continued to impress me with his filmmaking, it’s Denis Villeneuve, director of Prisoners and the 2015 suspense thriller, Sicario. Villeneuve has an eye for artistic, but slick filmmaking, keeping you engaged throughout the film. Sicario stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin & Benicio Del Toro.  It’s a thrilling film about taking down a large drug cartel in Mexico, with the … Continue reading “Sicario” Film Review

“The Martian” Film Review

Finally a space movie that is actually worth watching.  And I am sorry, a film far more superior to the 2013 film, Gravity. The Martian, starring Matt Damon, is a smart, Mars-set film with excellent direction, a terrific screenplay, a winning performance from Matt Damon & one phenomenal score. It makes us want to dream about being an Astronaut’s shoes some day, leaving the aliens … Continue reading “The Martian” Film Review

Gutsy Oscar Predictions 2016 Edition

Best Picture: Keep: Carol The Martian Bridge of Spies The Revenant Spotlight Brooklyn Max Max: Fury Road Add In: Trumbo Straight Outta Compton Sicario Best Actress: Keep: Cate Blanchett – Carol Brie Larson – Room Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years Add In: Lily Tomlin – Grandma Best Actor: Keep: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne … Continue reading Gutsy Oscar Predictions 2016 Edition

“Joy” Film Review

  There is no doubt that Jennifer Lawrence is one of the top actresses in Hollywood, while David O. Russell is an extremely talented director & writer. However, Joy is not Russell’s best film, even with a winning a performance from Lawrence.  The film lacks a consistent tone, trying to be too many things at once.  Plus, the narrative from Joy’s grandmother is not as … Continue reading “Joy” Film Review