Category: Films

Reviews: Prince of Persia, The A-Team, The Losers, Iron Man 2, How to Train Your Dragon

June 27th, 2010
Prince of Persia - 7/10 Pretty but silly. Unsurprisingly, they dropped historical elements into a multi-millenium blender, but as escapist fluff it was a fun movie to watch. The A-Team - 7/10 A fun movie if dumb as a bag of hammers; the actors… more »

Reviews: The Ghost Writer, Alice in Wonderland

March 16th, 2010
The Ghost Writer - 7/10 Roman Polanski's previous film, The Ninth Gate, is one of my favorite films. I like Polanski's film direction a great deal - it doesn't hit you over the head with gimmickry or flash, it's just quietly effective, too dramatic t… more »

Reviews: Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, Daybreakers, Edge of Darkness

February 4th, 2010
Avatar - 8/10 A highly enjoyable film, although not one for the thinking man. The good guys are good guys, the bad guys are bad guys, and the savages are so incredibly noble that they can actually bond with the planet through their queues. We saw… more »

Reviews: A Serious Man, Pirate Radio

December 11th, 2009
A Serious Man - 3/10 It was like slowly poking an icepick into my brain. And then running electricity through it. There was a real dearth of interesting movies this fall. The miracle of babysitting arrived one Friday, and we wanted to see a film,… more »

Reviews: District 9, Ponyo, Outlander, Zombieland

October 7th, 2009
District 9 - 7.5/10 I enjoyed District 9, and I feel a little guilty giving it only a seven and a half because I suspect that my impression is colored by the very high expectations I had going in. It was a little gorier than I would have liked, and a… more »