Downsizing (2017): Movie Review

Downsizing (2017) Sometimes it’s valuable to have zero expectations going into a movie.  For Downsizing, the near future technological satire from writer-director Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt, Election) has been producing lackluster critical response since its festival season debuts.  In… Continue Reading

Ghostbusters (2016) – Viewed and Reviewed

Ghostbusters (2016) dir. Paul Feig written by: Paul Feig, Katie Dippold starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth     3 out of 4 stars It was not many years ago I went to see Ghostbusters (1984) in theaters for the… Continue Reading

Comedy and Musical: The Actors 2015

I’m realizing quickly that my favorite comedies aren’t always what one would find hilarious.  Last year was topped by old age, abortion, suicide, Wes Anderson, and Birdman.  This year, a little on the lighter side, has some fine performances from a wide… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Welcome to Me (2015)

Welcome to Me (2015) dir. Shira Piven written by: Eliot Laurence starring: Kristen Wiig, Joan Cusack, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Tudyk, Wes Bentley, Tim Robbins, Linda Cardellini 3 out of 4 stars Kristen Wiig has been a relentless force of dark independent… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: The Martian (2015)

The Martian (2015) dir. Ridley Scott written by: Drew Goddard starring: Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Chitiwel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover 3.25 out of 4 stars I… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) dir. Marielle Heller written by: Marielle Heller starring: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni 3.5 out of 4 stars Book to movie adaptations have provided too many hours of contemplation since the beginning of… Continue Reading