The Most Entertaining Popcorn Movies of 2014

     December 29, 2014

Let me just say from the get-go, the phrase “popcorn movie” is in no way an insult in my book.  Movies can be profound explorations of humanity and society.  They can enlighten, invent, and push boundaries.  They can also entertain …

THE RAID 2 Blu-ray Review

     August 8, 2014

Coming back for a sequel, Gareth Evans’ follow up to The Raid, The Raid: Berandal is a much bigger film in every respect.  It’s scope (2.35:1) instead of flat (1.85:1), it’s a full fifty minutes longer, and it features some …

THE RAID 2 Review

     March 28, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  The Raid 2 opens today in limited release.] When Gareth Evans’ The Raid premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, audiences were floored. It was as …