Welcome to the Rileys

January 31, 2011

You have to give Kristen Stewart credit. She’s managed to parlay the phenomenal success of the Twilight series and using her newfound box office clout to get several independent films, like Adventureland (2009), The Runaways (2010) and Welcome to the... 

Everybody’s Fine

February 19, 2010

Welcome to the end of Robert De Niro’s career, which just so happens to dovetail rather coincidentally with the demise of Miramax, the little studio that became a major player in the 1990s. However, with the departure of its founders, Harvey and Bob... 

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

June 8, 2006

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) is a film that deals with the consequences of one’s actions. It’s a gritty, modern western in the tradition of Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) albeit no where near as nihilistic. Pete... 

Hide and Seek

December 4, 2005

Remember when Robert De Niro used to make good movies? Now, he seems content to star in formulaic comedies and cliched thrillers like this “gem.” Hide and Seek (2005) marks a new low for the veteran thespian. You know your career is in trouble when... 

21 Grams

April 24, 2004

21 Grams (2003) is a postmodern pastiche that focuses on the lives of three deeply flawed people whose lives have been shattered by a pivotal event that connects them in ways they couldn’t possibly have imagined. They are lost, adrift in a world...