Category: Film Reviews

WEB-DVD review

DVD review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

PG-13, 150 minutes Ridley Scott is one of my favorite movie directors, but it’s hard to deny the man is responsible for his fair share of duds. He’s had a bit of a string...

WEB-DVD Review

DVD review: Foxcatcher

R, 134 minutes “Foxcatcher” is one of the more overpraised films of 2014. It’s a deeply weird exploration of a famous murder of an Olympic athlete by the scion of a super-wealthy family, an...

WHIPLASH

DVD review: Whiplash

R, 107 minutes As I’m writing this, the Academy Awards ceremony has not yet happened, but by the time you’re reading it J.K. Simmons will mostly likely have claimed the Oscar for best supporting...

Stroup

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Film Review by Collin Stroup Director: Matthew Vaughn Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson Rating: 3.75 out of 5 When you are paying homage to a specific kind of genre or a...

Pitchkites

Film thoughts from Max

Film commentary by Max Pitchkites   Fifty Shades of Grey (February 14, 2015) The long-anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling novel was slated for an ambitious Valentine’s Day release, which is rather humorous in...

WEB-DVD review

DVD review: The Homesman

R, 122 minutes If I were to measure “The Homesman” only by its two lead performances, I’d call it a home run deserving of multiple Academy Award nominations. Unfortunately, its story wanders this way...

WEB-DVD review

DVD review: The Judge

R, 141 minutes “The Judge,” a dramatic star vehicle for Robert Downey Jr., has a solid premise and terrific performances by him and Robert Duvall. But the movie is so overloaded with secondary characters...