…Wage War

In Joe Wright’s, “Darkest Hour,” a war of words is waged, which should come as no surprise given its hero. Winston Churchill was many things, he was a great orator, a writer, a mumbler, a perfectionist, a leader, and much more. “Darkest Hour,” strives to show all these facets, and, for the most part, succeeds….

…Reach New Heights

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has accomplished a rare feat. Director Matt Reeves’ follow up to the 2011 blockbuster “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (directed by Rupert Wyatt) surpasses its predecessor.

…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…

…espy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy  a film directed by Tomas Alfredson and based on John le Carré’s 1974 British spy novel, is a welcome reminder of what suspense is capable of–what it can do to us and what it can do for us. First, our setting: England in the midst of the Cold War.  The head of MI6,…