‘Birdman’

‘You confuse love with admiration.’ Can I stop right there?  Please?  Alright, I’ll write a full review… No surprise why so many actors/artists/Hollywood types love this one.  The original Dark Knight, Michael Keaton, stars as a past his prime movie star who tries to return to relevancy by staging a Broadway play. The rest of […]

‘St. Vincent’

  Some roles and movies feel like they would only work if one person played the lead role.  It’s hard for me to see anyone but Bill Murray as the title character of this film.  As in ‘Lost in Translation’, the role of Vincent comes across a lot as in alternate universe version of Bill […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Actress

  Toughest major category to call this year.  Let’s get to it. The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are… Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva in Amour Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts in the Impossible Who Should Win: Ahhhhhhhhhh.  Mannnnnnnnnn.  It may be the only […]

Mother and Child

  With The Fighter being a possible exception, the best cast film I’ve seen from top to bottom to come out in the past 12 months has been Mother and Child. The film’s story is centered around three strong female performances: Annette Bening as a middle aged woman who gave up a child at 14 […]