…do or dye

The format of “Atomic Blonde” is familiar enough. We open in 1989 Berlin, right in the middle of the Cold War, and just barely ahead of the fall of the Wall…and smack dab on top of the premise of countless spy thrillers. Cut to chase scene ending in a British operative being taken out. Cue…

…make your way

In the latest film from the Coen Brothers, “Inside Llewyn Davis” we get to experience the beginning of modern folk music, through the eyes of a very real, but fictitious, musician who is all about the music.

…not scare easy

Pixar has a somewhat mixed bag when it comes to sequels. On the one hand we have the much beloved “Toy Story” trilogy, which has a special place in the hearts of those who love it, which is everyone with a heart…let’s face it. Then there’s “Cars 2.” That’s all I have to say about…

…get your story straight

At this point in the awards season it seems to be unanimous, the film of the season is Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” I assume most crusaders have either seen the movie, read Zer’s review, or are about to read Zer’s review, so I won’t waste space with an overly involved plot outline. However I will say…

…Fake It

Don’t be misled by the title, there’s nothing fake about Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” Based loosely on CIA specialist, Tony Mendez’s account of the 1979 rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran, Iran; the film uses a gritty style to beautifully tell this nearly unbelievable story. The film opens with a brief history of Iran, and…

…defy convention

Journeying into the world of children’s movies can be a little scary for an anyone over the age of six.  We can only handle so many cheap, easy jokes and overly simplified plots and themes. A children’s movie about zombies holds equal terror, but in the case of “ParaNorman” these fears are blessedly not realized….