Review: Killing Them Softly

Brad Pitt and a mobster movie

THE SETUP: If you’re going to rob mobsters, you better be good at your job. If not, the hit man (Brad Pitt) who comes after you probably will be. THE THOUGHTS:  I’m a fan of mob movies, especially those that really dig into the characters behind the violence. Goodfellas is a great example. Pulp Fiction […]

Review: Where the Wild Things Are

Spike Jonze's child literature film

A visually amazing experience that never quite provides the emotional connection to the childhood memory of Maurice Sendak‘s book. After about twenty years, an overblown budget, four years of filming and arguments on whether this should be a cartoon or live-action, we have as close to an adaptation of Where the Wilds Things Are as […]