Lincoln – Review

Lincoln hits a good balance of history, thoughtful and intelligent writing, and emotion to deliver a fantastic glimpse of the past. I have never been much of a Spielberg fan. Many of his films tend provide the audience with far too easily digestible material. With Lincoln, however, the movie takes a slower pace, and is…

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…