The Rawlings clan is an odd section of humanity. Amos Rawlings (Onur Tukel) appears to be a repressed homosexual who likes to draw pictures of mutilated phalluses when he's not contemplating mutilating himself with a buzz saw. Ezra (Robert Longstreet) is the effeminate, compulsive "mother" surrogate who loves to nag,…More
The Trip is a hilarious mockumentary masterfully edited from a 6-episode 2010 BBC TV series featuring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
We get an early hint of what's coming when Coogan reluctantly calls Brydon, an old acquaintance, and sullenly asks if he wants to accompany him on a junket for…More
In Beginners Christopher Plummer plays Hal a recently widowed 75 year old who decides to come out of the closet and pursue a same sex relationship with a much younger man (Goran Visnjic). The other "beginner" is his son, Oliver, played by Ewan McGregor, a lonely young man who's adept…More
In Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris Owen Wilson carries on an imaginary conversation with legendary filmmaker Luis Bunuel about a film the young Bunuel hasn't made yet. Why, Wilson asks, in this as yet unmade film, don't the party guests simply walk out of the room and go home? Bunuel…More
Super 8 from producer Steven Spielberg and director J J Abrams is a mildly entertaining, too familiar retro summer sci fi entry that has some nice special effects and good work from a mostly young talented cast including Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning as 2 youngsters who play at amateur…More
The Book of Job tells the story of a righteous man who undergoes a painful series of life reversals. He has always considered himself God's obedient servant so why is he being punished. God doesn't feel he owes Job an explanation and asks, "Where were you when I laid the…More
Midnight in Paris is a good romantic comedy/fantasy from Woody Allen who's examining our collective capacity for self-delusion about the past. Allen's not treading any new ground here but he's still Woody Allen and nobody is better at sticking the satirical sword into smug, pompous elites or analyzing train-wrecked relationships.
The Princess of Montpensier is a visually rich and engaging 16th century French romantic drama. The princess, Marie, as ably played by the beautiful Melanie Thierry, is the object of the affections of 3 noblemen: Henri de Guise, her longtime lover; the Prince de Montpensier, a rival of Guise whose…More
In Canada a young man and woman anxiously await the reading of their mother's will. The executor places 2 envelopes in front of them: one addressed to their father and the other addressed to their brother, neither of whom they have ever had any contact with. It is their mother's…More
In Meek's Cutoff Director Kelly Reichardt does for America's westward migration mythology what Robert Aultman did for America's Old West celebrity mythology in Buffalo Bill and the Indians. Meek's Cutoff tells the true story of a wagon train that detours off the Oregon Trail in a futile effort to…More