Before We Go: A Charming Story with Some Good Performances

It seems as though Chris Evans and his fellow Avenger actors have been dedicating a large portion of their acting efforts to proving that they are more than Marvel allows them to be in the superhero flicks. Sure, they can all play simple hero characters, but for most of them, there’s more than meets the…

Little Miss Sunshine: A Gem That Stands the Test of Time

I remember the year Little Miss Sunshine came out (2006). I was much younger then, and couldn’t possibly have appreciated any of the subtleties of the film. For this reason, I re-watched a few years ago and instantly fell in love. However, it was not until I watched this movie again last night that I…

Chappie: Blomkamp Gives Us A Solid, Fun Movie

**NO SPOILERS** Neill Blomkamp is a director whose work has always intrigued me. Since his debut feature-length film, District 9, he has been a director who has been very much on my radar. For me, District 9 was an expertly crafted blend of [albeit a bit heavy-handed] social commentary and interesting action. This was a formula that worked to…

Birdman: or (One of the Best Movies of all Time)

*NO SPOILERS* When the first trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movie Birdman came out, I was not entirely convinced of its merit as a movie. The roughly-cut trailer of the film seemed awkward, with no clear plot outlined. All I knew was that Michael Keaton was starring as what seemed to be himself, Zach Galifianakis was starring…