gavin o’connor

Ben Affleck is at his best in years in ‘The Way Back.’ Bringing personal experience to a role where the character struggles with vices, Affleck excels and is charming in his unique way. The film is not without it’s flaws, but it works and the emotional impact is there.


‘The Way Back’ is a solid and entertaining flick even if it’s devoid of any true originality within the confines of the two genres it’s kicking around in.


Movie Review: Warrior

by Eric Melin on September 9, 2011

in Print Reviews

“Brendan has done the impossible! What’s happened is a miracle!” – fight announcer In 1985’s simplistic action fantasy “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” Sylvester Stallone plays a mentally scarred Vietnam veteran who gets released from prison to head an improbable top-secret government mission to rescue American POWs that were left behind. In other words, he […]