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Film Review: “Need For Speed”

Director Scott Waugh(“Act of Valor”) is a third- generation stuntman with a long family tradition of working on movies in which the cars themselves become the stars. “Need for Speed”is an action movie based on… Continue reading

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Film Review: “Divergent”

DIVERGENT is a based on the Hindu caste system. Is there anyone in this movie besides Theo James? He’s so sexy he makes Vampires and Tributes look like sissy-girls. According to a National Geographic (NG) article titled, Untouchable (June 2003), … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Nymphomaniac Volume I”

I’m strongly biased. I’m a huge fan of provocative filmmaker Lars von Trier ever since BREAKING THE WAVES (1996). Like the most recent intense verbal war between stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos and director Abdellatif Kechiche the director of … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Non-Stop”

Air travel rules and regulations pushed aside, Leeson is totally committed to the role. If you count Taiwan, there are 196 countries in the world and I have been to over 50 of them (which includes 15 countries in Africa). … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Monuments Men”

A comedy with silly music, long patriotic speeches, ham-fisted acting and the villain is Hitler’s signature. Here is what enraged me immediately about THE MONUMENTS MEN. Art historian Frank Stokes (George Clooney) is showing a photograph of the mock-up of … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Lone Survivor”

Director Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”, “The Kingdom”) has made a remarkable film whose title reveals the film’s overall outcome. Continue reading

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Film Review: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

A boring, editing mess with an absurd jump cut in the action not worthy of a major hoped-for franchise. You will know the sloppy editing when you see it. You will say: “What happened?” One minute Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) … Continue reading

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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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