…Act Surprised

Happy Oscar Sunday! For film lovers, there are few greater nights than Oscar night. For 3 to 4 hours we get to relive all of the great moments in film of the last year. The stories that inspired us, and made us laugh and cry, are celebrated as only Hollywood can. Unfortunately that involves an…

…Play The Part

American Hustle is a force to be reckoned with. Directed by David O. Russell, this comedic crime-drama is somewhat loosely based on the FBI’s Abscam operation of the late 70s and early 80s (names and some details were changed).  Now, this part is where I would usually put in a short synopsis of the film.  After many…

…connect

When I first read about the premise of Spike Jonze’s film “her,“ I’ll admit I was a little weirded out. A man falls in love with an operating system. The thought is more than a little unnerving.

…Be

The story of “her” has been told a million times in a million ways. Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, and eventually boy loses girl.  It’s your classic, heartbreaking love story formula.  In”her,” written and directed by Spike Jonze, this story comes with a bit of a twist. Set in a slightly futuristic world, in “her”…

…Rise Above

Director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” has a lot riding on its very broad muscular shoulders. Besides being the relaunch of the much-loved Superman franchise, it is also the first film in a new combined DC Comics film universe (Green Lantern, you’re not invited). Those are some big expectations, but “Man of Steel” carries them…

…Find The Rainbow Connection

A sign of a good movie:  It’s carried the conversation for at least an hour after viewing.  You’ll proudly admit to seeing it in theaters. A sign of a great movie:  Hours later, you can and still are quoting it.  It may be up for an Academy Award or two. The sign of an instant classic:  Well,…