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Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 The Homesman (2014) Thelma Adams Director/Star Tommy Lee Jones confounds, making brilliant American cinema on the back of the blockbuster dime from Men in Black, the Fugitive -- and Ameriprise ads. Hilary Swank goes spare and true paired with Rodrigo Prieto's restrained camerawork. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/4 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Thelma Adams While I love all the smoke and mirrors, and Keaton's herculean Oscar-bait comeback beside Norton's ripping supporting performance, by the third act, I lost traction. I began to wonder: what was the there there? EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2014
3/4 Gone Girl (2014) Thelma Adams There hasn't been a soignée blonde so flat-out hate-able since Gwyneth bitched about the burdens of motherhood. Welcome to the A-list, Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike! EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2014
4/4 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Thelma Adams Anderson has conquered scale and story, balancing humor and deep emotion. His antic period piece about a "liberally perfumed" concierge of a once-grand Eastern European resort (Ralph Fiennes), is charming, wondrous, nostalgic and dazzlingly original. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2014
Nebraska (2013) Thelma Adams In iconic black and white, the brilliant, empathetic Payne ("Sideways") delivers another fully realized road movie - and Oscar contender. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2013
Lone Survivor (2013) Thelma Adams Given the title, clearly this drama won't end well. Dir. Peter Berg showcases the talents of a bearded band of actors: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch & Ben Foster. No peacenik critique, "Survivor" could inspire grunted praise from John Wayne. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Thelma Adams Quality stuff, an entertaining package. For those that retained their skepticism last time, this may even appear to be a better film. But HG has become a victim of its own success, co-opted by Hollywood, a rebel not without a cause, a money minter. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2013
Captain Phillips (2013) Thelma Adams While "Captain Phillips," to its credit, honors the pirates with more back-story, and they evolve as characters ...the end still lands squarely in a Hollywood space. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2013
Gravity (2013) Thelma Adams Can one smell bull**** in space? EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2013