Drama

Whiplash 2.5

Whiplash

Let me start by saying that I resisted seeing this movie for quite a while. Despite all the awards and praise and the 1001…

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Rating:  And your mother too! I guess that’s some sort of fancy Mexican insult. I was always a fan of ‘¡la tuya!,’ but more…

Winter's Bone

Winter’s Bone

Rating:  Hillbillies are funny. They’re all “kin this” and “kin that” and they all have skinny dogs chained to their sheds and cook meth…

The Savages

The Savages

Rating:  This is what I would call a “quiet” movie. The tone and tenor never really changes throughout, there are no sharp edges, no…

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rating:  From its first beat, Magnolia is a complex work of both glorious fantasy and stupefying reality. Harry Nillson’s “One,” covered perfectly by Amy…

Gran Torino

Gran Torino

Rating:  I often don’t agree with my parents’ taste in movies. They tend to like movies they’re supposed to like and not like movies…

The Descendants

The Descendants

Rating:  You’d think watching the trailers for this one that it was a slapstick comedy. After all, you have that clip of George Clooney…

Crash

Crash

Rating:  I haven’t been this torn about a movie in quite a while. I was actually rather enjoying it until I spotted Ms. Hipster…

Affliction

Affliction

Rating:  Sometimes films just try too hard. Thus is the case with Affliction, a movie that beats us over the head with a message…