Inception on Blu-ray

Rumor has it that Christopher Nolan spent ten years writing the script for Inception. Truth be told, this barely seems like enough time to wrap one’s mind around so creative a world, let alone think it all up.  Of course, Nolan had the wiggle room that a dream world provides.  There is no exact defining of the relationships between reality and dreams, or to a dream within a dream within a dream, what is possible, what is not possible.  Still,... Read More


Christopher Nolan has once again proved he is a very, very talented director.  There’s absolutely no denying it after such hits as Batman Begins, Memento, The Dark Night, and now Inception in a short, thirteen year career.  Inception is another installation in his efforts to make the ordinary, extraordinary. A year ago, Nolan mezmerized the world with the action-filled The Dark Knight, And his ability to masquerade an extremely good action... Read More

An American Crime

Remember that sinking feeling in the spring of 2005, when it was announced that Michael Bay would be directing Transformers?  The world’s population of cinema buffs took one big collective sigh and gave up on the hopes of a worthy homage to one of the most beloved toys of the eighties.  It’s a perfect example of how a good idea can go so, so wrong in the hands of the wrong director.  The same is true of the 2007 Sundance film An American... Read More

The Tracey Fragments

This movie is pretentious as all get out. The only thing it was able to force me to emote was anger. If that was the intent, well done director Bruce McDonald (Queer as Folk), you made me furious. Seriously, there’s nothing redemptive in this artsy-for-sake-of-being-artsy bullshit. The Tracey Fragments is filmed all ‘stream of consciousness’ with the screen constantly showing between one and 20 (by my count, at least) different... Read More

Smart People

Smart People is the story of a self-congratulatory family of elitist, self-proclaimed intelligentsia that lives back east.  The children, who all have serious issues thanks to poor parenting, attend a prestigious school where the father is a withdrawn, washed-up professor–What?  What’s that you say?  You’ve heard this story before and it was done much better?  Yes, Smart People is the poor man’s The Squid and the Whale. ... Read More