BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) Review

     October 24, 2014

[Birdman expands to more theaters this weekend.  Click here for Perri’s review from the 2014 New York Film Festival] To paraphrase one of the most famous plays of all-time, Alejandro González Iñárritu Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is …

BIRDMAN Review | NYFF 2014

     October 12, 2014

You would think that one movie that blurs the line between reality and fiction to convey the challenges of being an actor would be enough for one week, but Birdman is just as absorbing as Clouds of Sils Maria and …

DISCONNECT Blu-ray Review

     October 23, 2013

The sad fact that contemporary technology has crippled human communication, intimacy, and privacy is nothing new.  While Henry Alex Rubin‘s film Disconnect doesn’t provide any revelatory insight on this subject, it is a realistic drama that strongly reflects one thing …

OBLIVION Blu-ray Review

     September 17, 2013

We’re now two films into the career of Joseph Kosinski, and it’s fair to say that as a visual filmmaker he’s incredible.  But when it comes to story, he doesn’t have the best eye for material, and that’s been a …

SHADOW DANCER Review

     May 31, 2013

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  Shadow Dancer opens today in limited release.] It’s great when movies are a slow burn, but to qualify for that description there needs to be at least …