The carpet at the AMC can hide kernels of popcorn and vomit with ease. I was there to see Interstellar, which I enjoyed well enough—because I don’t think too hard about these things. It likely helped that I didn’t read reviews beforehand. But that might’ve alerted me to the three hour runtime. I would have allocated […]

St. Vincent

I wouldn’t use HILARIOUS as the callout for St. Vincent, but it did bundle up humor and pain quite beautifully. Bonus? Catching up with Wendy over dinner afterward. Our assessment of the movie was inline. It was refreshing to see Melissa McCarthy in a non-over-the-top comedic role. Bill Murray is always a pleasure. Naomi Watts […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Tom and I caught The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at the Esquire. I’ve heard the books are better as well as the 2009 Swedish film, but those weren’t playing at the time, and I wasn’t going to see The Artist again. (I saw it in Los Angeles and would have loved it… without any hype.) […]

Film Schooled

My friend Russ and his friend Marcus have an idea for a TV Show: Film Schooled. In their words “Film Schooled puts two aspiring teen filmmakers in a head-to-head competition to see who can produce the best film in one short weekend.” They filmed a pilot and put it in front of an audience up a […]

Black Swan kind of freaked me out

But then again, so did Requiem for a Dream so I should know better when I catch a Darren Aronofsky film. Don’t get me wrong, I thought this Black Swam movie was excellent. Just so darn nerve-wracking.