Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Growing up is hard and coming of age is never easy; first kisses, relationships, sexual experiences and the like never turn out the way it does in the movies. It’s never pretty, with acne, temper tantrums and trying to understand one’s parents that is all part of the process. In theContinue reading “Boyhood (2014)”

Winter’s Tale (2014)

Winter’s Tale Written and Directed by Akiva Goldsman There are many thoughts that went through my head when I saw the cover art and poster for Winter’s Tale. First and foremost, Jessica Brown Findlay looks like she is the beautiful love interest with Colin Farrell as the dashing suitor and oh look, at the topContinue reading “Winter’s Tale (2014)”

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

The Fault In Our Stars Directed by Josh Boone Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber Everyone thinks love is easy. Everyone thinks they deserve love. It’s what we hear about in fairy tales. The man of our dreams comes by, saves us from distress and then we look into each other’s eyes andContinue reading “The Fault In Our Stars (2014)”

Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2 (2013)

Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2 Written and Directed by Lars Von Trier The muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals, this is the definition of a vagina. In Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, a movie told in 2 separate volumes is the story ofContinue reading “Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2 (2013)”

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Directed by Martin Scorsese Written by Terence Winter Martin Scorsese has a knack and keen ability for making villains or just horrible people out to be humans one sympathizes with and almost roots for to win. In his Oscar nominated film, The Wolf of Wall Street, we may notContinue reading “The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)”

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Kill Your Darlings (2013) Directed by John Krokidas Written by John Krokidas & Austin Bunn Now this is a movie I was really excited to see because I love the writers of the beat generation and have studied them extensively. I actually started my thesis with the topic or question of did drugs influence theContinue reading “Kill Your Darlings (2013)”

Gravity (2013)

Gravity Directed by Alfonso Cuaron Written by Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron First of all movies about anything scientific are usually geared around incurable diseases or outbreaks of some rare disease, think Contagion and Andromeda Strain. This movie is lumped under science fiction, but it doesn’t have the usual components such as aliens like ET,Continue reading “Gravity (2013)”

Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said (2013) Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener I heard a lot of rumblings about this movie since it was James Gandolfini’s last movie, with that said watching this movie was bittersweet. This film is a simple story about Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a massage therapist, who is divorced with a daughter who is aboutContinue reading “Enough Said (2013)”

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station (2013) Written and Directed by Ryan Coogler I got to see this movie on my recent trip to Hawaii; the new Boeings are pretty sweet in that they have personal television sets for each passenger with new movies and HBO. Feeling excited on my way there, I decided to dive in and catchContinue reading “Fruitvale Station (2013)”

American Hustle (2013)

American Hustle (2013) Directed by David O’Russell Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O’Russell I finally had the chance to see American Hustle, I feel that I have read over the blogosphere mixed reviews on this film. From my personal perspective, I thought it was great, one of the best movies of 2013 andContinue reading “American Hustle (2013)”