VIOLET & DAISY Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a slightly modified re-post of my review from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  Violet & Daisy opens today in limited release.] The concept of an adorable female assassin is nothing new. I’m pretty sure that at least …

New Trailer for VIOLET & DAISY Starring Saiorse Ronan and Alexis Bledel

     April 30, 2013

A new trailer for Academy Award-winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher’s (Precious) first directing venture Violet & Daisy has been released.  The film centers on two young female assassins, played by Saiorse Ronan (Atonement) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), who set out for what they think will be a …

TIFF 2011: VIOLET & DAISY Review

     September 18, 2011

The concept of an adorable female assassin is nothing new.  I’m pretty sure that at least half of all anime is based on this premise.  The appeal is that you juxtapose wide-eyed innocence and blood-drenched experience.  However, it’s an idea …

PRECIOUS DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is the multifaceted story of an overweight, illiterate Harlem teen pregnant with her second child. The film blends fantasy with reality in order to portray the methods Claireece “Precious” Jones uses to …

Director Doug Liman to Chronicle Attica Uprising

     February 17, 2010

If director Doug Liman gets his way, you should be hearing chants of “Attica! Attica!” everywhere you go in the near future. The director of Swingers, The Bourne Identity and other flicks is now moving into more serious territory with …