Archive for December, 2012

Casa de mi Padre


The tagline for Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre is “Funniest move you’ll ever read.” Kudos for trying, Will, but not quite. Continue reading


Martha Marcy May Marlene


Have you ever watched a movie and thought “I really don’t like this movie, but it’s good and I can’t stop watching, so maybe I do like it?” That film is Martha Marcy May Marlene and that’s exactly how writer/director Sean Durkin wants you to feel. Continue reading

Silver Linings Playbook


Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Winter’s Bone and I was unconvinced. She played a strong-willed fighter in The Hunger Games, and she played a boring Mystique in X-Men: First Class. This is not to say I dislike Ms. Lawrence; I just felt she hadn’t played anyone significant with substance. In Silver Linings Playbook, she brings the long-awaited substance and it’s brilliant. Continue reading

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