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Monthly Archives: January 2012
“THE ARTIST” LOVINGLY ADVANCES THE ENCHANTING AURA OF EARLY CINEMA Rating: MASTERPIECE Even with all its obvious missteps and downright pratfalls, 2011 was still the year Hollywood rediscovered the everlasting appeal of its roots. From Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” (in my … Continue reading
MICHAEL FASSBENDER’S OSCAR-WORTHY PERFORMANCE ROCKETS “SHAME” INTO GREATNESS Rating: A Disturbing, heartrending, haunting, and breathtaking in every way, Steve McQueen’s “Shame” is an soul-churning triumph where the timely subject and flawless story are easily matched by its two showstopping stars. … Continue reading
“TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY” IS UNDERWHELMING, BLAND, AND DISAPPOINTING Rating: C+ I’ve come across my fair share of movies that escape immediate classification. It’s easy when you come across great movies like “The Shawshank Redemption” or horrible movies like “Troll … Continue reading