FRANK Review

     August 15, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Frank opens today in limited release.] “He’s the sanest person I’ve ever met,” band manager Don (Scoot McNairy) tells keyboardist Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) about their lead singer …

Watch Michael Fassbender Sing as FRANK on The Colbert Report

     August 7, 2014

How am I just now hearing about Frank?  This movie looks friggin’ amazing, especially if you’ve ever done time in a band.  The film stars Domhnall Gleeson as an aspiring musician who joins an eccentric band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, played …

Sundance 2014: FRANK Review

     January 18, 2014

“He’s the sanest person I’ve ever met,” band manager Don (Scott McNairy) tells keyboardist Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) about their lead singer and songwriter, Frank (Michael Fassbender).  Frank wears a giant fake head that he never takes off.  Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank …

WHITE HOUSE DOWN Blu-ray Review

     November 28, 2013

This year saw two films attempt to take down the White House, with the most recent being disaster master Roland Emmerich’s White House Down.  Although he famously destroyed the entire Presidential residence in one blow in 1996’s Independence Day, Emmerich …

WHITE HOUSE DOWN Review

     June 27, 2013

Making a silly, fun action movie is a difficult balance.  If the film takes itself too seriously in order to make the stakes feel more immediate, then the audience can become uncomfortable (e.g. Olympus Has Fallen).  If the film is …