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 […]

Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners (2013) written by Aaron Guzikowski directed by Denis Villeneuve Rating: 3 / 4 Perhaps the fact that I’m a father has something to do with it, but I felt particularly gripped by Prisoners, a thriller that essentially asks the question: How far would you go for your children? In the case of Keller Dover […]

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive (2001) written and directed by David Lynch Rating: 3.5 / 4 There’s no easy way to speak about David Lynch’s often inscrutable brand of filmmaking, existing somewhere between the surreal and the darkly absurd. From his feature length debut Eraserhead (1977) to the seminal Blue Velvet (1986) and the groundbreaking TV series Twin […]

Sicario (2015)

Sicario (2015) written by Taylor Sheridan directed by Denis Villeneuve Rating: 3 / 4 There’s a sequence early on in Sicario where a team of FBI and Department of Defense agents go into Juarez, Mexico to extract a drug cartel boss for questioning. As their convoy makes their way back to Texas, it becomes evident […]

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) written by Laeta Kalogridis based on the novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane directed by Martin Scorsese Rating: 3.5 / 4 The first time I watched Shutter Island, I sat transfixed as the end credits rolled, slowly absorbing what I had just seen and feeling an infinite wave of sadness. This is […]

Dial M for Murder (1954)

Dial M for Murder (1954) written by Frederick Knott, based on his play directed by Alfred Hitchcock Rating: 3.5 / 4 For many, New Year’s Eve is usually a busy affair: Parties, drunken stupors, kissing the wrong person, and having to get on a time machine to undo the damage. And since time travel is […]