The Shape of Water (2017): Movie Review

The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro’s last few efforts have been less intriguing than anticipated.  Crimson Peak, Hellboy 2, and Pacific Rim lacked the appeal Pan’s Labyrinth promised in his career.  That’s my taste and likely not held… Continue Reading

SIFF 2016 Review: Complete Unknown

Complete Unknown (2016) dir. Joshua Marston written by: Joshua Marston, Julian Sheppard starring: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Azita Ghanizada, Michael Chernus, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover   3.25 out of 4 stars I was fortunate enough this week to catch two movies starring Rachel Weisz.  The Lobster… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Elvis & Nixon (2016)

   Elvis & Nixon (2016) dir. Liza Johnson written by: Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, Cary Elwes starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters   2.5 out of 4 stars With the popularity of Batman v Superman, I have been… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Midnight Special (2016)

   Midnight Special (2016) dir. Jeff Nichols written by: Jeff Nichols starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunset, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver   2.75 out of 4 stars When I first began baking, I was tasked with creating a spiced pumpkin roll for a family Christmas… Continue Reading