The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) written by Terence Winter based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort directed by Martin Scorsese Rating: 3.5 / 4 Martin Scorsese has directed more than a dozen films, at least three of which are bona fide masterpieces of American cinema: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990). […]

The Dirt (2019)

The Dirt (2019) written by Rich Wilkes based on the autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Neil Strauss, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx directed by Jeff Tremaine Rating: 1.5 / 4 Sometime in 1985 I turned on MTV and came face to face with the […]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) written and directed by John Hughes Rating: 3.5 / 4 I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the first time when I was fifteen years old. I loved it. I still love it twenty-seven years later. At the time, the story of three high-school friends who cut class and go […]

Great Directors (2009)

Great Directors (2009) written and directed by Angela Ismailos Rating: 2 / 4 This documentary exploring the art of filmmaking somehow never manages to catch fire, despite interesting interviews with the likes of independent directors such as David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Catherine Breillat, and others. The art-house vibe (complete with classical music) doesn’t help, and […]

The Dirties (2013)

The Dirties (2013) written by Matthew Johnson and Matthew Miller based on a story by Josh Boles directed by Matthew Johnson Rating: 3 / 4 Two high school students, tired of being harassed by a group of bullies called The Dirties, decide to make a film (also called The Dirties) where they can fantasize about […]

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (2011) written by Seth Lockhead and David Farr directed by Joe Wright Rating: 3.5 / 4 Wow. I was under the impression that this would just be a silly way to spend a couple of hours, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Hanna is certainly over the top (CIA agent goes rogue with […]