Watching an account of what was previously the strangest election season in American history, in the middle of the new reigning champion of election season insanity, is both a curious and eye-opening experience. Jay Roach's GAME CHANGE is a surprisingly insightful, if occasionally a bit surface-level, chronicle of the 2008 election, most notably the choice of Sarah Palin as running mate to John McCain, and how that choice eventually derailed his campaign.
Here, McCain is portrayed as a sensible man…
Godzilla isn't kidding around in this second installment of the Millennium series, which not only sports the most awkward title of any of the Godzilla films, it also features the most supernatural elements. This time, Godzilla is possessed by the spirits of those who were killed in the Pacific during WWII, and is out for revenge against Japan. All that stands between him and the total annihilation of Japan is Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Baragon, known as the "guardian monsters,"…
Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…
Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.