February 16, 2011

Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010)

Blue Valentine follows a married couple in turmoil, and recalls their relationship’s romantic beginnings as it threatens to unravel in the present.
February 23, 2011

Domino (Tony Scott, 2005)

Domino is stylistically intricate, using several techniques developed by Scott through his commercials and his latest films that enhance the narrative.
March 29, 2010

Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007)

Michael Clayton suffers from its intellectualism, just as Syriana (Stephen Gaghan, 2005) did, and never lets you connect to the stakes emotionally.
March 26, 2010

Dan in Real Life (Peter Hedges, 2007)

Dan in Real Life is predictable, and its characters rarely venture into unknown territory. It makes for a passable rental, but not much else.
March 23, 2010

No End in Sight (Charles Ferguson, 2007)

No End in Sight is important, infuriating and moving. It shows that documentaries hold an essential place in our society.