A couple of months ago I wrote a rather scathing review of 50 Shades of Grey and assumed at the time that I would not see a worse film this year.
I was wrong.
A couple of nights ago I had the chance to see an early screening of Writer/Director Cameron Crowe's latest opus, Aloha, and was surprised to find the man himself standing in front of the theater before the film began to introduce it to the audience made…
Let's be frank about this right up front: Disney's Tomorrowland is not for everyone. In fact, in a world dominated by cynicism and haters, the number of people that might actually find it appealing is quite small. And to be totally honest that makes me sad.
It makes me sad because on one hand it means that a large portion of moviegoers around the world are going to miss this genuinely wonderful film due some undeservedly sour word of mouth.…
Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…
If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.