Sully

Film Title

Sully

Synopsis

The story of Chesley Sullenburger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Tom Hanks
Aaron Eckhart
Laura Linney
Mike O'Malley
Anna Gunn

Sully, the latest masterpiece from Clint Eastwood, was a near perfect film. Even though everyone in the audience already knew the outcome, most viewers were still riveted in their seats, mesmerized by what they were seeing on the screen. Tom Hanks was magnificent as Sully, perfectly reflecting his courage, quiet confidence, compassion, and his agonizing […]

Leon: The Professional

Film Title

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Director

Luc Besson

Cast

Jean Reno
Natalie Portman
Gary Oldman
Danny Aiello

I was going through my DVD collection, trying to find some really top-tier movie that my friend had not seen and we came upon Leon: The Professional, a great choice. It is really hard to go wrong with one of the best movies ever filmed. To say that this masterpiece is criminally underrated and underappreciated […]

Young Frankenstein

Film Title

Young Frankenstein

Synopsis

Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.

Director

Mel Brooks

Cast

Gene Wilder
Peter Boyle
Terry Garr
Marty Feldman
Madeline Kahn
Gene Hackman
Cloris Leachman
Kenneth Mars

It is no secret that comedies are a genre of movies that are overlooked, underestimated and treated with a yawning disdain by many reviewers and moviegoers alike. Reading any Top (Whatever) list of the Best Comedies of all time will reveal a swath of disagreement, if not downright hostility over the inevitable picks and omissions.Tastes […]

Thank You For Smoking

Film Title

Thank You For Smoking

Synopsis

Make your own choice about killing yourself

Director

Jason Reitman

Cast

Aaron Eckhart
Maria Bello
Cameron Bright
Adam Brody
Sam Elliott
Katie Holmes
Bobby Jay
David Koechner
Rob Lowe
Wm. H. Macy
J.K. Simmons

Few people on this planet know what it is to be truly despised. Can you blame them? I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1200 people a day. Twelve hundred people. We’re talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women, and children. I mean, there’s Attila, Genghis..and me, Nick Naylor. The face […]

The Witch (2015)

Film Title

The Witch

Synopsis

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director

Robert Eggers

Cast

Anya Taylor-Joy
Ralph Eneson
Kate Dickle
Harvey Scrimshaw
Julian Richings
Sarah Stephens

Sitting through The Witch, and long after it finished, I grappled with my reaction hoping to articulate it into a verdict, weeding out customary knee-jerk biases only for resignation to eventually set in. A second viewing was in order. Although it was one more borne out of pure enjoyment, rather than a needy reassurance, for […]

EL TOPO

Film Title

El Topo

Synopsis

Midgets and cripples die horribly in this Western Classic

Director

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cast

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Midgets
Cripples
Whores

The monotony and absurdity of its final hour is just about enough to chase away the good feeling achieved by the bloody, perverted beginning.

GRIZZLY MAN

Film Title

Grizzly Man

Synopsis

Watch Timmy Treadwell feed a bear

Director

Werner Herzog

Cast

Tim Treadwell
Arnie Hugueanard
Werner Herzog

We love bears.

CINDERELLA MAN

Film Title

Cinderella Man

Synopsis

A washed up and hungry boxer becomes a champion.

Director

Ron Howard

Cast

Russell Crowe
Renee' Zellweger
Paul Giamatti
Craig Bierko
Bruce McGill
Paddy Considine

The story of James J. Braddock is cut from the same cloth, and were it not for the factual record, we simply couldn’t believe it.

The House Film Review

Two couples start the illegal casino after they destroying their daughters entire college fund.

Under the Skin (2013)

Film Title

Under the Skin (2013)

Synopsis

Mysterious woman seduces lonely men.

Director

Johnathan Glazer

Cast

Scarlett Johannsson
Paul Brannigan
Lots of other dudes

While accurate, to dismiss Jonathan Glazer’s unorthodox alien sci-fi as enigmatic is a simplistic exercise in reductionism, but it is also the easiest to do. Though tangential, comparisons to 2001: A Space Odyssey were inevitable, they would prove only insofar as creative intent. What Kubrick sought to ask would ultimately eclipse what his epic attempted […]