Film Review: Husbands and Wives (1992)

Husbands and Wives is a wonderfully written, powerfully acted piece of cinema, which features two of the best supporting performances seen in a Woody film. While deeply (and painfully) insightful about relationships and human behavior, Husbands and Wives largely avoids the moody, onerous angst of several other Allen titles from this period (such as the laborious Another…Read more Film Review: Husbands and Wives (1992)

Film Review: Greenberg (2010)

Sometimes a movie just makes you want to bellow, "Shut the FUCK up!" It doesn't happen that often, at least not at my house. Still, I must admit that when watching Noah Baumbach's 2012 effort, the Ben Stiller vehicle Greenberg, it nearly escaped my lips on more than one occasion. I don't think anybody could…Read more Film Review: Greenberg (2010)

American Hustle, Angels in the Outfield, Ed Wood: On the Various Forms of the Ensemble

With American Hustle finally being released in "fly-over" country; aka the boonies, aka the middle of the country, aka anywhere that is not New York or LA, one can at last enjoy the all-star cast which dominates the film. In watching Hustle it's hard not to think about the power of actors, especially the power…Read more American Hustle, Angels in the Outfield, Ed Wood: On the Various Forms of the Ensemble

“Don’t Lose Your Way” – Thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Transformation from Hard-Boiled Nihilist to Simpering Moralizer

From the ice-cold amorality of his debut feature, Following, to the electrifying and nihilistic conclusion of Memento, Christopher Nolan's film career seemed to once hold great promise. However, in the years that followed Nolan's sensibilities changed dramatically. This seismic change is evident not only in his films possessing¬† a continually inflated scope, or his casts…Read more “Don’t Lose Your Way” – Thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Transformation from Hard-Boiled Nihilist to Simpering Moralizer