Red is based on a graphic novel written by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. I’ve not have the opportunity to read it. I’m not sure how those who have came to the conclusion that an amalgam of every bad action movie ever would be better if it was led by a cast of geriatrics. Not that I have anything against the age group, some of my best friends are in that age group.  I can understand Robert Schwentke’s desire to direct a cast... Read More


Clint Eastwood just can’t seem to lose. Have you checked out his page? It’s ridiculous. Ever since 2003’s Mystic River, he’s directed nothing but bitchin’ films. Changeling is no exception, despite the complaints of many. The story is based on true events that came to pass in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 30s.  Christine Collins is a single mother, raising her nine year old son.  She works as telephone operator... Read More

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading is a seriously good time. And who wouldn’t believe that with it’s ridiculously long list of bitchin’ actors/directors? Last year the Coen brothers took us to a much darker place with the Best Picture winning No Country For Old Men, but this year, they show us a much lighter side of life. The Coen brothers supply the film with a terrific, clockwork script (the kind we’ve learned to expect from them) that... Read More

Being John Malkovich

I’m ashamed that it’s taken me so long to see this fantastic film, directed by Spike Jonze.  I’m not sure what my hesitancy was in watching it, except for some bad memories of John Malkovich in that three musketeers movie from when I was, like, ten.  Anyway, this movie blew me away. Spike Jonze started out as a music video director.  Directing videos for Bjork, the Beastie Boys, and others, he developed quite the style, which... Read More