Monthly Archives: November 2012


Lincoln – 7

2012-11-24T10:58:25+00:00November 24th, 2012|Reviews|

More interesting as history lesson than movie (assuming, of course, that the history was reliable). Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones were terrific, but they were the only ones with good lines and interesting personalities. The others were drawn from the Hollywood stockyard, and the scenes they played were devoid of subtlety. I felt I was back in [...]

Chasing Mavericks – 6

2012-11-07T22:14:01+00:00November 7th, 2012|Reviews|

Pure hokum, along the lines of a Disney after-school special - Spin & Marty, anyone? - but an enjoyably inoffensive gloss on the surfer culture I now find myself living amid. There's no acting worth mentioning, and the women are window dressing, but the shots of the ocean, and the surfing, are worth sticking around [...]

Seven Psychopaths – 7.7

2012-11-03T22:08:30+00:00November 3rd, 2012|Reviews|

The great Christopher Walken is enough to enjoy this murder-comedy, but there are plenty of other wonderful performances: Colin Farrell as the procrastinating screenwriter, Woody Harrelson as the dog-loving gangster kingpin, Tom Waits as...Tom Waits?, and Sam Rockwell as the lead psychopath. The setup is rather primitive - for a reason that only appears after [...]