It started as an excuse; a convenient, believable explanation that justified the wounded ego of a wounded army vet. I doubt if Alex Cutter (John Heard) truly believed that his friend, unsuccessful gigolo Richard Bone […]
Randal Kleiser’s Summer Lovers is just further proof that characters don’t have to be interesting for movies to be made about them as long as they’re white, young, and beautiful. Take Michael Pappas (Peter Gallagher) […]
The other night, my fella suggested we watch Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club (1984). It seemed like a great idea. After all, we have a canvas print of The Cotton Club hanging in the living room, […]
“It was summer, 1948, and I needed money.” Competent, and at times compelling, Carl Franklin’s pedestrian neo-noir Devil in a Blue Dress boasts a syzygy of talent that keeps it going. The first of these components is […]
The Long Start to the Journey begins with a quote, delivered in voiceover by Chris Gallaway, the film’s director. “I decided to walk the Appalachian Trail when I was beginning to love a girl named […]
Believe everything you’ve heard about The Revenant, both the behind-the-scenes hysteria, as well as those who’ve experienced the almost three hours of visual and auditory assault, as ultimately it will add to the mystique of […]
For Your Consideration rounds-up and reviews new films that may hold Oscar contention. Best of Enemies, a new documentary, opens today nationwide.