I expected this movie to be something else. The synopsis describes it as a hostage thriller. But I should’ve known that Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire couldn’t be that simple. This is a movie about facts fighting theories, a crumbling environment, corporate greed, and a tiny dose of aliens.
Nichols is in full control of the emotional beats, the raising of the stakes, and the deepening investment by the audience.
After a week off, Trevan, Eric and Trey are back with three movies for your listening pleasure.
Zach Snyder’s take on the most iconic hero in history is a bit of a mixed bag.
Two action movies from this summer have found their way to Blu-ray and DVD, and their budgets are in reverse proportion to their quality. Here’s my Blu-ray and DVD reviews.
‘Premium Rush’ is the ‘Top Gun’ of bike messenger films, because, like the rebellious fighter pilots of that iconic movie, it glorifies a specific societal subset — they have their own subculture and even hang out at a bike messenger bar.
Out on Blu-ray and DVD now are two of the best movies of last year whose names you didn’t hear at the Oscars. Despite Michael Shannon’s powerhouse lead performance in the psychological suspense drama ‘Take Shelter,’ he was somehow left out of the Best Actor race. ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ is also anchored by an incredibly soulful performance not nominated for an Oscar.
One of the best films of 2011, ‘Take Shelter’ features an impressive performance from Michael Shannon and is assured, exciting filmmaking.