Viewed and Reviewed: Truth (2015)

Truth (2015) dir. James Vanderbilt written by: James Vanderbilt starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace         2.25 out of 4 stars I had a bizarre notion that Cate Blanchett was going to pull in elements of her Oscar winning… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Testament of Youth (2015)

Testament of Youth (2015) dir. James Kent written by: Juliette Towhidi starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, Miranda Richardson         3 out of 4 stars For this year, and likely those following, we praise Alicia Vikander.  With a Jessica Chastain/Jennifer… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Experimenter (2015)

Experimenter (2015) dir. Michael Almereyda written by: Michael Almereyda starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan         3 out of 4 stars A bachelor’s degree in psychology has not proven particularly useful to me.  I abandoned desire to go further into the education… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Love & Mercy (2015)

Love & Mercy (2015) dir. Bill Pohlad written by: Oren Moverman, Michael A Lerner starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti          3.5 out of 4 stars As far as music biopics go, even those with great performances (Ray, Walk the… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Creed (2015)

Creed (2015) dir. Ryan Coogler written by: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington starring: Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad      3.5 out of 4 stars Confession time: I have never seen a movie from the Rocky franchise, even the Best Picture winning original.… Continue Reading