Film is Life

Tag: Addiction and Recovery

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

By on Dec 25 2013 in Titles

Goodfellas meets Boiler Room on steroids; or as a fellow screener put it, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Wall Street.

Continue Reading »

Flight

Flight

By on Nov 02 2012 in Titles

Ignore the supporting character whiplash injuries. The primary story’s strong, and Zemeckis still knows how to crash a plane. Mercy.

Continue Reading »

Smashed

Smashed

By on Nov 02 2012 in Titles

Perhaps slightly improbable on the finer points, but authentic and frank, and the stellar performances of Winstead and Paul cover any flaws.

Continue Reading »

Shame

Shame

By on Dec 16 2011 in Titles

Magnificent! A difficult beat, but one that brings illumination and understanding, and Fassbender is sensational. Performance and picture in my top five for 2011.

Continue Reading »

Puncture

Puncture

By on Sep 23 2011 in Titles

Perfect trifecta with Silkwood and Erin Brockovich. Do. Not. Miss. This.

Continue Reading »

Warrior

Warrior

By on Sep 09 2011 in Titles

So good I screened it twice, and have at least three more in me (this year). Thought about it every day for over a month; destined for Desert Island. (Update June 2012: DI status bestowed.)

Continue Reading »

Top