On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, all three films get my personal stamp of approval and are definitely worth checking out in theaters. However, Anderson absolutely disliked the documentary Cameraperson (I loved it). Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, whose previous director of photography credits include Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour, culls seemingly disparate footage from her 25 year [...]
Throughout the new film Sully, we’re frequently reminded of how much experience that pilot Chesley Sullenberger had before making the landing of a U.S. Airways flight in New York’s Hudson River on a bitterly cold day after suffering the loss of both engines due to a bird strike. So it’s only fitting that some Hollywood [...]
It’s episode 36 of CinemAddicts, and thankfully it’s a great week filled with must see movies - two of which star Tom Hanks! First up is Sully, director Clint Eastwood’s insightful look at the pilot and hero Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (Tom Hanks). Come awards season, Hanks should nab another Oscar nomination for his work in [...]
Complete Unknown is a seductive movie that actually pulls you in from a distance, as Alice Martin (Rachel Weisz) is a beguiling adventurer whose main calling card is to hide in plain sight. Throughout her lifetime she has changed names, careers, living locations, and though the idea of such a venture is tantalizing, it [...]
On episode 34 of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review the first rate, pulse-pounding thriller Don’t Breathe. The picture, directed by The Evil Dead filmmaker Fede Alvarez, centers on a trio of young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) who break into the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang). Desperate to leave Detroit [...]
Hell or High Water is a neo-Western is as gritty and dusty as the day is long, and thanks to inspired performances from its four co-stars and a first rate script from Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, this flick should be feted come Oscar nominations time.
Toby (Chris Pine) is a father who’s about to have [...]
Charles Mingus’ seminal composition “Scenes in the City” is the perfect marriage of music and the spoken word, as actor Mel Stewart plays a New York City denizen with undying love for jazz. Though mired in financial difficulties and universal problems that may never go away, his spirits are lifted once Miles Davis or Charlie [...]
Two excellent films are hitting select theaters this week, and if you’re a fan of nuance and beautifully rendered, evocative dramas, then The Little Prince and Little Men should be up your alley.
Directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), The Little Prince is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s [...]
Come for the fart jokes, stay for a surprisingly touching tale of the power of human connection and life lessons. By now many have seen the trailer for Swiss Army Man and sussed out that it starts Paul Dano as a suicidal man stranded on an island who finds companionship in the farting corpse of [...]
Star Trek Beyond is a wonderful 50th anniversary present for Trekkers and movie fans all around the world, and it’s a wonderful continuation of the universe that was created by Gene Roddenberry. Unfortunately, my CinemAddicts podcast partner Anderson Cowan had an entirely different opinion of the movie and wasn’t too thrilled director Justin Lin’s crafting [...]