Film is Life

Tag: Time Well Spent

Killer Elite

Killer Elite

By on Sep 23 2011 in Titles

The action sequences delight, and it would be a fine action flick in its own right… all the better (and more unsettling) because it’s based in fact.

Continue Reading »

I Don’t Know How She Does It

I Don’t Know How She Does It

By on Sep 16 2011 in Titles

I was braced for formulaic madcap forgettability, but my trust in the Weinsteins is strong, and they never let me down!

Continue Reading »

Contagion

Contagion

By on Sep 09 2011 in Titles

Hale and hardy non-healthcare workers could find this gripping, but for the rest of us it’s a bit of a “duh.” And Soderbergh’s directorial style here just did it in.

Continue Reading »

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

By on Aug 05 2011 in Titles

Flawed but beautiful, probably won’t live with you but is worthy of any drama fan’s time.

Continue Reading »

Burlesque

Burlesque

By on Jul 04 2011 in Titles

Showgirls done better (and self-respectfully).

Continue Reading »

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

By on Jul 03 2011 in Titles

The story is painfully clichéd if you’re over 30, but reasonably insightful if you’re 16, and it puts forth many fine qualities we’d hope our youth would adopt.

Continue Reading »

The Art of Getting By

The Art of Getting By

By on Jun 19 2011 in Titles

Excellent for young adults; for parents perhaps not so much, but you can let them see it on their own, so it’s okay. *Magnificent* title.

Continue Reading »

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

By on Jun 19 2011 in Titles

The penguins are real, the execution is clever, and it saved Tavern on the Green. What’s not to like? Queue up Larger Than Life for the perfect pairing.

Continue Reading »

Buried

Buried

By on May 21 2011 in Titles

Does Ryan Reynolds have the acting chops to pull off an entire film set in a pine box? Um… yep. You’ve got to see what he can do ~ but I can’t recommend the film. Ah, paradox.

Continue Reading »

Skateland

Skateland

By on May 20 2011 in Titles

Shows promise for crew, but unfortunately Shiloh Fernandez simply wasn’t up to the task.

Continue Reading »

Top