Legion (Blu-Ray)

August 12, 2010

Before I watched this film for the first time I broke my own golden rule and actually read a review first. I try not to do that because I find many reviewers often disagree with me, and even if they do agree with me it’s usually for different reasons.... 

Smart People

August 12, 2008

Smart People (2008) is the latest in a long, checkered lineage of quirky, independent film dramedies (comedy-drama hybrids). Jodie Foster’s Home for the Holidays (1995) established the template with the following ingredients: take a dysfunctional family... 

Traffic: Criterion Collection

March 13, 2006

By the time he made Traffic (2000), Steven Soderbergh was at the zenith of his popularity having just come off the crowd pleaser, yet socially conscious Erin Brockovich (2000), with an even more powerful critique on a problem that plagues the United States... 

The Day After Tomorrow

March 31, 2005

Not since Armageddon (1998) has a film taken such a complete leave of its scientific senses. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is Roland Emmerich’s latest cinematic ode to destruction movies. He’s already blown up the White House in Independence Day (1996)... 

The Right Stuff

May 1, 2002

When The Right Stuff came out in 1983 it was a big hit with critics but failed to get off the launch pad with audiences. The film disappeared off of almost everyone’s radar for the next ten years, only appearing semi-regularly on cable movie channels....