I had a hard time coming up with 10 really good shows this year. Chuck almost made it because it’s funny and charming. It just isn’t quite on it’s feet yet, though it continues to improve.
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
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
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
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is fun and has it’s moments, but the whole film could have been as good as those few moments.
I guess I should begin with the opening, which was rather brilliant. The fade from
With his role opposite Keira Knightley, the Scottish actor solidifies his place as lead actor. In this adaptation of the book, McAvoy plays Robbie Turner, the son of a housekeeper who has grown up on the sprawling Tallis family estate in rural Surrey, England. Robbie is caught between classes. Courtesy of his mother’s employer, he has obtained a Cambridge education. But while he is invited into the Tallis family circle on certain social occasions, he will never be included in the esteemed echelons of the British aristocracy. Then on a sweltering summer’s day in 1934, 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) […]
My mother taught me a lot of things. The first thing that comes to mind is: Don’t take any sh* off anyone, ever. When I was a little kid, we moved constantly. Bully picks on you in the new place? Don’t ever take any sh* off anyone, ever. Eloquent and right. My life is my life because of Tim. Definitely. This is Tim Burton in a nutshell: We were doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I was on the set. We were shooting, working, working, working. All great. Everything’s cool. One of my pals comes up and says, “Helena […]
Enchanted is pretty much everything you’d expect. It was sweet and fun and cute. I sort of hoped, after seeing the preview so often, that it would surprise me with something especially