THE ICEMAN Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Writer-director Ariel Vromen’s dramatic adaptation of the life of notorious hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski is now available on Blu-ray.  The Iceman stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) in the title role: a loving and devoted family man on the …

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

The “family drama” genre is usually one that is relegated to saccharine films that feel like movies of the week, or small-scale character pieces that explore dynamics within a contained story.  With The Place Beyond the Pines, however, writer/director Derek …

THE ICEMAN Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.  The Iceman opens today in limited release.] The Iceman is a hitman movie. It’s about a hitman and nothing else. Director and co-writer Ariel Vromen takes …

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