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THE HOMESMAN is Nearly Perfect

Tommy Lee Jones is a dour man, at least on screen. His carefully cultivated persona is a laconic one of few words and little patience. It is a character that … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber Discover What It’s Like TO BE TAKEI

George Takei’s story, as delightfully and sharply recounted in Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber’s TO BE TAKEI, is one of not just struggling to overcome prejudice and societal expectations, but … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment


In honor of John McDonagh’s latest film, the literate, brilliant CALVARY, we take a look back at my chat with him here in San Francisco about THE GUARD from 2011. … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Say It Loud, Say It Proud

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the burden of pretending to be something you are not becomes too onerous. And so it was with me and SHARKNADO. Yes, … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

TAMMY: Less Than The Sum of Its Parts

There is a reason that the trailers for TAMMY show star/co-writer/co-producer Melissa McCarthy at her manic best. Those are, without doubt, the best moments of the film. It’s not that … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

22 JUMP STREET: Jump for Joy

Schmidt and Jenko are back, and we should all rejoice. 22 JUMP STREET starts out every bit as funny as 21 JUMP STREET was, and then keeps upping its game. … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

EDGE OF TOMORROW & The Edge Of Your Seat

THE EDGE OF TOMORROW is everything a cracking good action/adventure/sci-fi film should be. Fluidly directed, ferociously acted, and intelligently written, it even takes the time to consider such lofty issues … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Male Bonding and Pre-Wedding Jitters in THE BACHELOR WEEKEND

THE BACHELOR WEEKEND (released as THE STAG in Ireland) is a dry and witty film about a perniciously obnoxious interloper whose presence wreaks havoc on the eponymous traditional Irish pre-wedding … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

GODZILLA — The Big Guy’s Back

The big guy is back, and better than ever.  Certainly better than the dreary 2000 version. It’s a testament to GODZILLA, the monster and the franchise, that both are robust … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment


It has been said that some of our contemporary malaise stems from the fact that we have, as a culture, lost the traditional markers to separate childhood from adulthood. The … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment