Tag: indie

Looper

Looper

Posted October 6, 2012 : Review

There are so many things I want to say about Looper I don’t even know where to start.

The thing about good movies is that you can analyze them inside and out. You can draw out narrative parallels that maybe were or were not actually intended. You can talk in circles about

Hanna

Hanna

Posted October 9, 2011 : Review

Hanna is an odd little movie. I was really curious to see what Joe Wright would do with an action film because his other movies are so interesting. And it seems like he tried to blend

Neverwas

Neverwas

Posted March 21, 2011 : Review

This movie has a colossal fatal flaw that I can’t discuss without spoiling everything.

The Invisible

The Invisible

Posted March 21, 2011 : Review

For starters, this movie is not what it was marketed as. At all.

Oddly, after the big lie that was the trailer, the movie was more emotional than I expected.

The Lookout

The Lookout

Posted March 21, 2011 : Review

I was admittedly sort of impressed with this movie. I don’t like gritty films. I don’t like the sort of characters that populate this story. I didn’t really care for the story much.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Posted August 15, 2010 : Chris Evans, Review

At it’s most basic level, it’s well done. It’s sleek and cool and fun.

The concept is definitely fun and interesting and well executed. Story was good and had some nice depth and nuances. There’s some really innovative directing and editing,

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Posted January 2, 2010 : Review

Up in the Air is a film that’s incredibly topical for our current culture, touching on the zeitgeist of our economic downturn and the emotional ramifications of living in that, hoping to

Bella

Bella

Posted November 29, 2008 : Review

This was an interesting movie. The whole time I was thinking: the characters are interesting, but it has no narrative thread. I don’t know where it’s going which keeps me from becoming immersed in it. The directing is a little avant garde, which works but at the same time sometimes takes me out of the film that I’m not that immersed

Juno

Juno

Posted December 31, 2007 : Review

I suspect several people will think I scored this too low. Everyone else I’ve known who has seen it has loved it. It’s like the Little Miss Sunshine of this year; the quiet, quirky critical darling. Juno