…Count Your Sins

When Frank Miller’s “Sin City” came out in 2005, it was generally well received. The film, co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez, was groundbreaking, and introduced a mainstream audience to its gritty film noir style. Sadly, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” falls a long ways short of its predecessor. The film uses the…

…Not Perish From the Earth

“Lincoln” is Steven Spielberg at his best. It’s a big film with a big cast and it makes no apologies for it. The film recounts President Lincoln’s efforts to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which would formally abolish slavery in the US.  Fearing that the courts will not recognize his Emancipation Proclamation once the Civil War has ended, Lincoln is…

…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…

…keep it short

The title says it all… Another reason I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel: