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 […]

The Nice Guys

Film Title

The Nice Guys

Synopsis

At least Russell Crowe did not sing.

Director

Shane Black

Cast

Russell Crowe
Ryan Gosling
Angourie Rice
Matt Bomer
Margaret Qualley
Keith David
Beau Knapp
Yaya DaCosta

  The Nice Guys was a highly rated (7.9 on IMDB and 70 with Metacritic) movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. I was expecting an entertaining movie in the spirit of Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours , but what I saw was more to the tune of Dumb and Dumber. Dumb was a fat, […]

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

A radical in winter.

Nightcrawler

Film Title

Nightcrawler

Synopsis

When planning your work is not enough

Director

Dan Gilroy

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal
Michael Papajohn
Marco Rodriguez
Bill Paxton
James Huang
Rene Russo
Riz Ahmed

Despite being categorically different in tone, Nightcrawler is similar to Carancho in featuring cottage industries named in generic, often pejorative fashion. Except an honest assessment of Nightcrawler would do well without two things, to be fair: heaping plaudits on the performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, and; partaking in fanboy fuckery extended to a character that no […]

MOMMIE DEAREST

Film Title

Mommie Dearest

Synopsis

Just in time for Mother’s Day

Director

Frank Perry

Cast

Faye Dunaway
Diana Scarwid
Steve Forrest
Howard Da Silva

She’s not mad at you, she’s mad at the dirt.

Green Room

Film Title

Green Room

Synopsis

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.

Director

Jeremy Saulnier

Cast

Alia Shawkat
Imogene Poots
Anton Yelchin
Patrick Stewart
Joe Cole
Mark Weber
Callum Turner
Eric Edelstein

Is this film worth my time? Green Room is an instant classic of exploitation cinema, a taut and frantic siege movie that is evocative of Straw Dogs and Assault on Precinct 13. Who is this film perfect for? People who want to see punks fighting neo-nazis with whatever weapon they can scrounge, and people who […]

10 Cloverfield Lane

Film Title

10 Cloverfield Lane

Synopsis

10 Cloverfield Lane is a movie that should never end.

Director

Dan Trachtenberg

Cast

John Goodman
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
John Gallagher Jr.

I’m sitting here with my sore, demolished foot when I should be writing a movie review. Well, I am writing one, or trying to write one. How does one go about ranking, rating or writing a review of a movie? For one thing, for your opinion to have any credibility, you must watch the entire […]