February 23, 2011

Domino (Tony Scott, 2005)

WHAT IT IS: After a brief stint as a model, Domino, daughter of a Hollywood actor and a Los Angeles socialite, becomes a bounty hunter for the excitement of it. HOW IT IS: Tony Scott is one of the great action directors. As the action film has lost lustre since the ’70s and ’80s and there are fewer and fewer […]
February 16, 2011

Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010)

WHAT IT IS: The movie follows Dean and Cindy, a married couple in turmoil and recalls their relationship’s romantic beginnings as the present one threatens to unravel. HOW IT IS: Blue Valentine arrives with much hype. An underdog in the Oscar race this year, the movie was recently given press for of its NC-17 rating decreed by the MPAA (a […]
February 16, 2011

The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010)

WHAT IT IS: The true story of King George VI of England, his uncharacteristic rise to the throne and his battle to control a lifelong speech impediment in the early days of radio. HOW IT IS: The King’s Speech isn’t at all unexpected. From its solid but safe acting to its period elements, everything here screams Oscars. I was expecting to […]