X-Men Days of Future Past

Rating: 4 of 5  

I did not expect to love Days of Future Past the way I did.

The concept was complicated and convoluted. There were stories from the set about the script changing or this or that going wrong. I didn’t love any of the earlier films in the franchise, even though X-Men was . . . → more

X-Men: First Class

In some ways, this was a great movie and in some ways it was uneven (though not nearly as uneven as X2). But the easy stuff first: I wasn’t thrilled with Kevin Bacon as the villain. In theory I thought it was great, but in . . . → more

Wanted

Wanted is seriously badass. If nothing else, you kind of have to love that about it. The movie follows Wesely Gibson (James McAvoy) essentially through a journey of discovering who . . . → 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

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