The Losers (2010)

Some will win, Some will lose, Some were born to sing the blues . . . . . . . . Take parts of The A-Team, parts of The Italian Job remake and parts of any old-school style action flick that The Rock has starred in and then pepper with the…

Coraline (2009)

With Coraline, Henry Selick has created a great animated film that is on a par with The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Being the first stop-motion animated film to be shot entirely in 3D, Coraline is groundbreaking as well as a…

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

I love crazy action movies. Strangely, however, that does not extend to James Bond movies, in which I tend to think that both the action and the characters are simultaneously too silly and not silly enough. Their particular stylistic…

Top Ten 90’s Bullies

The 1980's was a decade that established a very clear template for the beast that is the "Movie Bully". Be it Ace Merrill (Stand By Me), Heather Chandler (Heathers) or the legendary Biff Tannen (Back To The Future), a certain aesthetic had…

Colonel Redl (1985)

During the '80s Hungarian director István Szabó made a loose trilogy with celebrated Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer. Colonel Redl is the second movie in the trilogy, and although it is not as well known as the Oscar-winning Mephisto,…

Frozen (2010)

Frozen is the type of movie that would work great in an elevator pitch because it’s basic premise can be summed up in one simple question - “What would happen if three kids got stuck on a ski-lift after a mountain had closed for the week?”…

Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Before I attempt to check my biased opinion at the door, allow me to state upfront that I dislike the notion that every classic horror film needs an update. I’m all for a good remake/re-imagining, but I think they should be reserved for…

The American Friend (1977)

"What's wrong with a cowboy in Hamburg?" asks Dennis Hopper at the beginning of the movie, wearing a Stetson like he just entered the wrong picture. For viewers used to the suave, sophisticated Tom Ripley played by Matt Damon and John…