Zero Dark Thirty

Without a doubt, 2012’s most controversial film was Zero Dark Thirty, especially if you were a member of Congress. Torture has become one of the big moral issues of our time, one everybody has a strong opinion on, and therefore it was only logical something touching on it so directly would generate a heatedly split … More Zero Dark Thirty

Sound City

Sound City was a popular Los Angeles recording studio that rose to prominence in the 70s, sagged a bit in the 80s, and went on to enjoy a resurgence in the mid-90s. It was a trashy building no one was particularly fond of but inside featured one of the premiere Neve soundboards in the world, … More Sound City

The Impossible

The will to survive and the bond of family are two very familiar themes in storytelling, so it’s true The Impossible is not breaking any new thematic ground. But framed against the horrors of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004, it’s a powerful and personal story that won’t soon be forgotten. The one … More The Impossible

Django Unchained

Django Unchained is another quality effort we’ve come to expect from Quentin Tarantino over the last 20 years. It’s not on the same level as his last film, the near-masterpiece Inglorious Basterds, but it’s roughly in the same ballpark, especially as both are period pieces reinterpreting history through Tarantiono’s lens. It may not be as … More Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Les Misérables is the epitome of everything I hate about the musical genre, chiefly being how it takes twice as long to say half as much in a wholly ridiculous and unconvincing fashion. The constant singing and bombast rob the story of whatever genuine emotion or drama it was striving after. It’s mind-numbingly boring while … More Les Misérables