RSS feed for Gregory

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • The Interview

    The Interview 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 May, 2015

    Long after the hype and recently after the backlash I finally got around to seeing 'The Interview'.

    While there are some very funny moments, there are more comedic misses than hits - a ton of the humor just falls flat. The film is also quite long for what it is, and it feels all of its run time and more.

    On the flip side, the performances are great (particularly Bang and Park), most of the ideas are original, and the…

  • Selma

    Selma 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 May, 2015

    Biopics tend to work so much better when they focus on a small portion of the subject's life and explore it deeply. 'Selma' is a great example of this. A strong film all around, the direction and acting particularly stand out in an effort that is both moving and entertaining.

    Character is key in this film. DuVernay's commitment to exploring King's entire character enables the viewer to build a greater connection with him, while the key supporting characters are also…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.