The film stars Affleck as an autistic numbers wiz named Christian Wolff, who is hiding under the radar as a CPA in a strip mall while secretly also serving as the numbers guy for some very bad people. Through flashback, we learn that as a child, his autism became the breaking point for a family, [...]
The Girl on the Train, adapted from the popular Paula Hawkins novel, has the opportunity to be one of the greatest murder mysteries in quite some time. It has a killer cast (no pun intended), a whodunit with plenty of layers to be peeled back, and an unreliable narrator who along with the audience is [...]
Whether she’s battling Anne Hathaway in the fashionista driven The Devil Wears Prada or embroiled in a drug war with Benicio del Toro (Sicario) Emily Blunt is usually well put together. That image is thrown out the window with The Girl on the Train, a well crafted tale of deception that thankfully [...]
The Girl On The Train, based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, is a twisty thriller headlined by Emily Blunt. I review that film on this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, the weekly movie review podcast that’s a collaboration with Hollywood Outbreak and Cold Cockle Productions.
Though it doesn’t have the visual mastery [...]
Admittedly the bar was set pretty high with the original Magnificent 7 and set a little higher with a trailer that teased a cast of Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and others, but the Antoine Fuqua-directed remake pales in comparison to the original and it’s not necessarily the direction or cast that [...]
Recently released on Blu-ray, The Shallows features Blake Lively (The Age of Adaline, TV’s Gossip Girl) as Nancy, a surfer who ventures to a remote island for a bit of adventure. The area has its share of sentiment for Nancy, as it was the private beach that held a special place in her late mother’s [...]
Unwieldy, sprawling, and downright ambitious, American Honey introduces us to Star (Sasha Lane), a teenager who’s gradually coming into her own. But as the Lady Antebellum song claims, this “American Honey” is attuned to the “wild, wild, whisper” of adventure, even if that journey is met with its share of adversity.
Spending the [...]
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 [...]