Looper

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 . . . → more

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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, . . . → more

Juno

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 . . . → 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

Little Miss Sunshine

I saw Little Miss Sunshine this weekend with my sister and brother-in-law. It was everything I expected it to be, cute and fun and heart warming. What I didn’t expect is that I’d like Steve Carell so much. I have an odd sense of humor . . . → more