‘Room’

Brie Larson first showed up on my radar when someone turned me on to ‘The United States of Tara.’  ‘Short Term ’12’ put her on everybody’s radar in terms of ‘OK, she can act.’  And now, ‘Room’ is justifiably giving her the chance to really do anything she wants. Told from the point of view […]

‘Cake’

Jennifer Aniston’s run to the Oscar stage came up short, but she still establishes some dramatic cred carrying this feature. The story of this one is a woman with a debilitating back injury, stuck in the mental place between pushing herself to full recovery or wallowing in depression.  Her depression in part centers on an […]