…keep it quiet

It’s not hard to watch Adam McKay’s “Vice” and think about how little things have changed. It may be difficult to remember that it was created by the same people who brought us “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights.” (Seriously.)

…give it your best shot

This Flick Friday we sit on the edge of full-blown Oscar season, crusaders. Sunday the Golden Globes will set our expectations and then we have to wait until Tuesday, January 23, for the nominees. In the meantime, there’s a whole lot of considering to do. So today, I present one of the many hopefuls, a…

…Buy In

“The Big Short” is a film that it’s nearly impossible to go into without expectations. Whether you’ve read the book or not, all of us lived through and were touched by these events in one way or another. That being said, my expectations for this film were that I was going to walk out of the…

…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…

…take a leap of faith

The thing with trilogies is that by the time you get around to part three, everyone’s pretty much made up their mind about the series. So, in reality a filmmaker could coast (or bloat the heck out of a plot Spider-Man 3…you know what you did).  However, we’re of course talking about Christopher Nolan and…

…Knockout

The title says it all about director David O. Russell’s “The Fighter” a biopic about the comeback and rise to fame of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward. Although, it could have just have easily been called “The Fighters.” While the story centers around Micky, it’s also about family.  A family who eats, sleeps and breathes boxing, and they are all fighting for something. Micky…