Silver Linings Playbook

  Ending the week with another potential ‘award film’.  Silver Linings Playbook is a love story, but where are two main characters are extremely effed up to say the least.  The guy (played by Bradley Cooper) is coming out of a stint in an institution after a violent end to his marriage. The girl (yet another great feather […]

Zero Dark Thirty

Happy New Year first of all!  Who’s down to start the year with a string of reviews of (mostly) Oscar caliber movies?  Me too!  Let’s start with one of the frontrunners… Zero Dark Thirty is the dramatized version of the manhunt and eventual capture of Osama bin Laden.  Directed by Kathryn Bigelow off of a script […]

Lincoln

  Season 3 of the Wire started me on this path, and as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve taken great joy in watching politics as entertainment.  Which means I enjoyed Lincoln quite a bit. Focusing on the last few months of his life, the movie focuses on Lincoln’s quest to pass the amendment that abolishes slavery. […]

Flight

  It’s not a question with a simple answer, but on the way out of Flight, I told a friend that one thing you have to admire about Denzel at this stage of his career (as an established A list Hall of Famer), is that he’s (so far) avoided the DeNiro/Pacino trap of not getting in enough […]