Mild spoilers here if any aspect of a Shymalan film still comes as a surprise to you. It’s unquestionable that Devil was purposely marketing itself as an M. Night Shymalan film. And I cannot understand for the life of me why they would do that. Is it an ego thing since the production company is owned by Shymalan himself? Is the general public dumb enough to be shepherded into a film based on a pretty good film eleven years ago? Devil wasn’t... Read More

Away We Go

Sam Mendes is, for me, one of the most interesting directors putting out films right now.  He’s definitely had his misses.  Jarhead was uneven and overly trite in it’s portrayal of affected American soldiers in Iraq, The Road to Perdition was a solid, good film, but vastly overrated.  But he, at the very least, has a competence behind the camera that makes any of his films interesting to watch.  Away We Go, written by Dave Eggers and... Read More

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

After watching Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, it’s become painfully clear that John Krasinski is wasting his time on the The Office.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love The Office.  I want Dwight and Angela to be together just as much as the next guy.  But while watching Krasinski’s directorial debut, I became much more excited about him as a director, then him as Jim.  This film is sure to be one of the hits at Sundance, and is... Read More