INHERENT VICE Review

     December 11, 2014

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice is a mess of absurdities.  It investigates the ludicrous conventions of the detective genre.  It rambles through the self-indulgent, dying age of the hippies.  It lurches along the vainglorious, narcissistic Los Angeles culture and cityscape.  …

TIFF 2013: 12 YEARS A SLAVE Review

     September 10, 2013

It’s easy to draw the lines regarding slavery in America as “good” and “evil” where the enslavers were evil and everyone else was good.  When the issue of slavery culminated in the Civil War, the battle lines were drawn between …

SNITCH Review

     February 22, 2013

At first blush, writer/director Ric Roman Waugh’s action drama Snitch looks to be much heavier on the action part of that descriptor.  If you go into the theater having glimpsed at the movie’s trailer, poster and clips, or if you …

First Trailer for SNITCH Starring Dwayne Johnson

     November 21, 2012

Judging by the trailer for Snitch, mandatory minimums are a great law-enforcement strategy as long as you force Dwayne Johnson to be an untrained undercover informant.  Johnson plays a father who, in order to keep his son from going to …