Cloud Atlas – Review

Cloud Atlas is certainly one of the most ambitious Hollywood films to date.  It is ambitious for two main reasons: The story of the film spans centuries and jumps between stories, and the main actors of the film are recycled in each story by employing advanced makeup and prosthetics to transform the actors into different…

Looper – Review

Looper toes the line between a complex science fiction film and an accessible fusion of genres.  It does this well in parts, but the main strength of the film are those moments in which the audience has to pause and think.  Occasionally, however, the film slides into a mode in which it over-explains, which ultimately downplays…

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Review

A unique, magical, beautiful, and energetic film.  Beasts of the Southern Wild is challenging and artistic, but remains entertaining and captivating. The Bathtub is a microscopic town in the bayou, on ‘wild’ side of the levee.  It is full of poverty-stricken characters who are perfectly content and happy living in their situation.  To them, the life…