Crazy Stupid Love on Blu-ray

Crazy Stupid Love came out in theatres nearly a year ago. I’m usually one to avoid romantic comedies at all costs. Unless, somehow I’m coerced into it on some date, or in a group setting where I can’t politely excuse myself to leave and gauge my eyes out instead. Which is what I’d rather do.  Yes, this even goes for those that received excellent reviews, just like Crazy Stupid Love. However, I’m really into Julianne... Read More

The Kids Are All Right

I realize that I’m a little Johnny-Come-Lately when it comes to The Kids Are All Right, but I can’t help but share my enthusiasm for this film. I will note that my tardiness is partly due to the lack of screenings in Salt Lake City.  I knew from all the reports that this is a movie I would really enjoy.  Julianne Moore is a genius (suck it haters).  And Annette Benning even more so.  And they play a lesbian couple named Nic and Jules?... Read More

A Single Man

Tom Ford’s A Single Man was a giant risk for most those involved.  It was a risk for Ford, a beginner film maker and script adapter.  A risk taking a staple of homosexual fiction and turning in to something possibly trite and decidedly unworthy.  A risk for Colin Firth who may have alienated his rom-com following, or presenting as unable to carry a serious role.  Okay, so it wasn’t a risk for Julianne Moore who has no dignity any more... Read More

1001 Movie Club: Magnolia

It’s that time of the month again. Time for the films of the 1001 Movies You Must See Club. I was super stoked when Magnolia was picked, as it’s one of my all-time favorite films, but one of my all-time favorite directors.  This is one of the few films that assures me that I have some sort of idea of what makes a good film, as I saw it in 1999 when it was released, and loved it even back then, when I was 14 and had no knowledge of cinema... Read More

Blindness

Blindness has enjoyed a wide release for one day now, and already, the naysayers are complaining. ‘Why should we watch something so sad?’ ‘What’s redeeming about a film that makes me think?’ Blindness isn’t as noble as the book it’s based on, but should be seen, nonetheless.  For those that rely on the cinema solely for escapism, avoid this film, stick to romantic comedies.  But those of the opinion that... Read More

Blindness

Going to see X-Piles wasn’t a complete waste of time.  Well, the 100 minutes of tense music, enthusiastic Mulder and perpetually skeptical Scully was a waste of time, but the trailers before hand provided some very interesting prospects for the near future.  Of which the most promising is Blindness. This movie seems to have everything going for it.  Literally, everything.  It’s directed by Fernando Meirelles.  The man we can thank... Read More