The Impossible; A heart-wrenching roller-coaster ride

The Impossible is an impressive and deeply troubling picture, both for intentional and unintentional reasons. The latest natural disaster movie doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Irwin Allen spectacles from the 1970s or the effects-driven blockbusters from Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay during the 1990s. Instead, The Impossible is a more intimate true-life story of one…

Zero Dark Thirty; lives mostly in dark (ALERT: Spoiler)

Zero Dark Thirty is an over long docudrama that neither excites you nor recreates the magic of Kathryn’s last film; The Hurt Locker. To be honest, it’s only the last 30 minutes which creates the same kind of excitement that was there in The Hurt Locker. Moreover the film lacks continuity and detailing to a…

Hitchcock; interesting but not great (ALERT: Spoiler)

The tone of the picture is often off-kilter throughout, but the subject matter and the performances of Helen Mirren as Alma and Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock go a long way toward forgiving the movie’s strange anomalies. The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was notorious for his obsession with leading ladies, but what of the…