Review: Brothers

Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Toby Maguire

Brothers is heart-wrenching.  Heart-wrenching and painful, full of loss and regret and rebuilding your life and what a person will do to get back to their family.  It’s a lot of things but most of all it’s a damn good movie.  A very simple plot with the depth some of the best actors today can […]

Review: The Road

Cormac McCarthy book

What I learned from watching The Road: the end of the world sucks.  Cannibals aren’t your friends.  Food is hard to come by.  And this movie is the opposite of 2012 – well acted and a great character study on survival. From the author of No Country For Old Men, we get a view of […]