BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 3 Blu-ray Review

     September 3, 2013

Having established a solid precedent for its first two seasons, Boardwalk Empire ran a serious risk of letting us down in the third. Having established its sweeping scope of Prohibition-era crime, it seemed to grow more timid, focusing on domestic …

ANNA KARENINA Review

     November 16, 2012

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.  Anna Karenina opens today in limited release.] Joe Wright is a gifted director. His direction is daring, inventive, captivating, and unforgettable. But that doesn’t make him …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Episode Recap: “Ging Gang Goolie”

     October 21, 2012

Every episode of Boardwalk Empire this season has been like, well, a box of chocolates.  There are some delicious morsels, sometimes small (say, a Gaston Means or a nearly naked Lucky Luciano), and a few huge jelly-filled stinkers (like any scene with …