Martin McDonagh takes a break from Broadway to bring us his first film since ‘In Bruges’

Martin McDonagh, the man who finds humor in the very darkest places has brought us two movies up until this point. The first a short film, named Six Shooter, which won him an Oscar in 2005. The second, the brutally hilarious and touching In Bruges, starring Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brandan Gleeson, which I am a huge fan.  In Bruges was Sundance’s opening film in 2008 and McDonagh received another Oscar nom for Best Original Screenplay.... Read More

Moon

The trailer for Duncan Jones’ debut film Moon doesn’t give a whole lot away when it comes to the film’s plot, but it certainly shows it’s influence from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris.  This notion, it’s notoriously small budget, and its first time director are enough to make anyone weary going in. Jones did little to disperse these concerns in the first half of Moon. Sam Rockwell plays Sam Bell, the lone... Read More

Frost/Nixon

While Frost/Nixon is, in fact, a great film, it’s easy to see why Americans, and particularly those responsible for delegating awards, are giving it such recognition.  People are pining for a piece that not only nails an arrogant, unrepentant president, but forces him to admit his wrongdoings in the end.  It’s all so relevant.  Painfully so.  However, this observation should not be considered a discredit to director Ron Howard, the... Read More

Choke

Hitting theaters this Friday is Choke, coming to us from the ‘incendiary author of Fight Club!’  Who doesn’t get excited when the words ‘from the [insert pronoun here] who brought you Fight Club!;  Like most angsty young men, I hopped on that train when it came through.  Tyler Durden, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, they became my heroes.  I wanted the ‘Save Marla Singer’ t-shirt (but never found one).  And I also... Read More