DISCONNECT Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

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 …

DISCONNECT Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.  Disconnect opens today in limited release.] Modern technology has radically changed the way we interact socially. Go stand in a line, and I guarantee at least …

TIFF 2012: DISCONNECT Review

     February 10, 2015

Modern technology has radically changed the way we interact socially.  Go stand in a line, and I guarantee at least a few people will have whipped out their smartphones and are happily ignoring the world around them.  We don’t call …

WE BOUGHT A ZOO Review

     December 22, 2011

Director Cameron Crowe hasn’t directed a non-documentary feature since his 2005 flop Elizabethtown.  His new film, We Bought a Zoo, shows not much has changed in the interim.  Crowe is still painfully earnest with his adult characters who give big …