The Lucky One

Rating: 2.5 of 5  

I’ve never watched a movie as piecemeal as The Lucky One. There isn’t really an entire scene in the whole movie. It’s 2 lines of dialog and moving on. A nice shot of someone running or walking, moving on. Three lines of dialog… I’m not even exaggerating. I think there were maybe . . . → more

Never Let Me Go

As much as I like to see science fiction movies outside the expected tropes of the genre I wouldn’t recommend this one. There was an interesting mystery that initially drew me in. I wanted to . . . → more

Casablanca

Rating: 3.75 of 5  

Surprisingly, no, I’d never seen Casablanca before last week. I generally don’t like old movies so I pretty much don’t ever make the time to watch them. The production values are lower, the stories or characters can seem cheesy to a sophisticated audience (yes, that would be me). Plus, I don’t ascribe . . . → more

Atonement

Atonement is a lovely film. It’s simple and straightforward, not lovely because it’s told with a soft lense or because there is a sense of wonder and beauty about it. But lovely because the . . . → more

Grace Is Gone

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen such a neutral movie. There’s nothing really wrong with this movie. As I watched it I never thought, “Oh, they should have done this.” or “Why did they have to do that?” There’s really nothing . . . → more

Waitress

I’d heard so much hype about this movie, I expected it to be great. It totally wasn’t. . . . → more

August Rush

Speaking strictly from a film point of view, August Rush wasn’t that great. The plot was thin, the characters, though interesting, were all woefully underdeveloped. My favorite moment of . . . → more

Elizabeth the Golden Age

I liked this movie a lot. It has it’s flaws, it’s choppy, jumping from scene to scene with little fluidity. The consipiracy is muddled and still scarce. It never fully feels like it has . . . → more

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

slowest, most boring movie EVER. I was so disappointed. seriously, I fell asleep during it. Granted, it was only for about two minutes but still; it’s a movie you can fall asleep in. . . . → more

Becoming Jane

I haven’t read a whole lot of Jane Austen. Honestly, just Pride and Prejudice after I saw the Kiera Knightley movie. So, I could see elements of that story in this film – and was told there were also elements of Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Which, when rendering an author’s life into a story itself makes sense and is fun if . . . → more