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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    Good movie with an infuriating ending.

    **** SPOILER ****

    Regardless of whether or not this woman actually *is* carrying your baby, how could you stay with her? You know she tried to have to convicted of her murder! You know she wanted to sentenced to the death penalty! And you know she killed another guy in cold blood to get back to you when her plan started going haywire!

    So the ending made no sense to me. Other than that, brilliant.

  • Frozen

    Frozen

    ★★

    Well. Very Disney. A lot of singing. Too much singing. The snowman is funny. There's a enough adult double-entendre to keep you interested. Then it ends sort of abruptly because children's movies can't be overlong. There it is.

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  • Blue Caprice

    Blue Caprice

    ★★★★

    It took two viewings to truly appreciate, but Blue Caprice is a stoic, sometimes silent look into the mind of an increasingly desperate mad man. Based on the events surrounding the Beltway Sniper killings a little over a decade ago, we watch as ex-military John Muhammad descends into an inescapable hole of paranoia and madness. With him is a teenage accomplice, the (not legally) adopted orphan John Malvo, who through ritualistic military training and indoctrination becomes as bitter and violent…

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★

    I'm normally not one for romantic comedies, but this one might just be an exception that proves the rule.

    Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper turn in powerful performances, and both have made their way into my top 5 favorite actor/actress lists. Add sports betting -- one of my favorite subjects -- and a surprisingly strong showing by Robert De Niro into the picture, and you've got a very entertaining couple of hours.