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 …

TIFF 2012: ANNA KARENINA Review

     September 6, 2012

Joe Wright is a gifted director.  His direction is daring, inventive, captivating, and unforgettable.  But that doesn’t make him a great director.  A great director finds a way to take the material he’s given and bring it to its maximum …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 2 Blu-ray Review

     August 28, 2012

Along with True Blood and Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire stands as HBO’s current marquee series, which means they pull out all the stops when it comes to their Blu-ray releases. With the third season fast approaching, the beautiful second …

New Trailer for BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 3

     August 28, 2012

A new trailer for the upcoming third season of HBO’s drama series Boardwalk Empire has been released.  I’ve only ever seen the first season of the show, but I’m aware of how last season ended and it looks like things …