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2013′s Best Films

2013 turned out to be one of the most provocative years for film in recent memory.  There were beautiful period pieces, heartfelt serious stories, high tech epics and surprising thrillers. Here are 10 that are worth every minute of your … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Her”

It’s hard to imagine that visionary director Spike Jonze has been adapting outrageous concepts into feature-length motion pictures for some 15 years. Continue reading

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Film Review: “Oldboy”

A brave, uncompromised remake of the cult original. There have been four foreign films that I thought would never be remade in the U.S. Two have been re-made. One was the 2003 Japanese film BATTLE ROYALE which became the incredibly … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Dallas Buyers Club”

Directed with energy and heartfelt emotion by Canadian Jean –Marc Vallee from a poignant script by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack this film is a tour de force of acting virtuosity… Continue reading

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Film Review: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

If you love the Coen Brothers, don’t see this movie. You do not want to go inside Llewyn Davis. After all that Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) goes through in this tale of failure, he finally screams out, “I f—in’ hate … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Child of God”

Franco offers an uncompromising presentation of the pathological regression of a socially disconnected individual. Child of God is a strong, unnerving and intense feature film breaking long held taboos with its grisly subject matter and unsparing visual representations of degradation. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “12 Years A Slave”

British Director Steve McQueen (“Hunger”, “Shame”) has created a truly original portrait of an American horror story with unprecedented force and savagery. Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Fifth Estate”

Assange is demonized and the Cumberbitches are going to be enraged. Just who are the “Cumberbitches”? They are the tens of thousands of “the most glorious and elusive society for the appreciation of the high-cheekboned, blue-eyed sex bomb that is … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Gravity”

Director Alfonso Cuaron (“Children of Men”, “Y Tu Mama Tambien”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) has created an immersive 3-D space adventure which is a wonder to behold. Continue reading

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Film Review: “Enough Said”

Director Nicole Holofcener once again demonstrates her directorial virtuosity with this remarkably poignant romantic comedy starring Julia Louis –Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfiini… Continue reading

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