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

Jason Bourne (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

Jason Bourne (2016) dir. Paul Greengrass written by: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles      2.75 out of 4 stars Placing nine years between installments pegs limited memorability for series.  When that… 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: 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