Monthly Archives: March 2015


Still Alice – 8

2015-03-08T00:12:21+00:00March 8th, 2015|Reviews|

A lovely movie, much less mawkish than commentators led me to believe (perhaps they considered Julianne Moore's role too Oscar-obvious?). Julianne Moore was much of the reason, and her performance was touching without being pathetic. We felt for her but we were never uncomfortable in her presence. But if she was one-half the movie, the [...]

Mr. Turner – 6.5

2015-03-01T18:10:00+00:00March 1st, 2015|Reviews|

In this consistently bizarre portrait of the artist, we get no insight into J.M.W.Turner or his art. Instead, we get a character study of Timothy Spall as a grunting, lecherous, antisocial individual who walks as if his legs are stilts protruding from his hips. The movie is a montage of short vignettes, each cut short [...]