Connie Nielsen

Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman Review

RATING: (3 STARS) If we mark 2013’s Man of Steel as the official start of the “DC Cinematic Universe,” then Wonder Woman is its fourth title and easily its best. It’s hard to imagine someone not at least appreciating the film as a breath of fresh air, for it fits squarely into the tradition of […]

Rushmore Review

Rushmore Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) With Rushmore, writer/director Wes Anderson beelines it out of Wes Andersonville toward a place that resembles the world you and I inhabit. In Wes Andersonville, individuals are quirky beyond recognition—sometimes overwritten into oblivion. Rushmore‘s lead character, Max Fischer, is a proud citizen of Wes Andersonville, but unlike the director’s other films, this […]

Perfect Sense Review

Perfect Sense Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Another year, another apocalypse movie. In Perfect Sense, however, the end of the world comes with a delicious twist. It’s not another planet coming to destroy us (a la Melancholia), nor is it necessarily a Contagion-like epidemic. Rather, it’s the sudden and inexplicable loss of our senses. Director David Mackenzie utilizes an […]

Gladiator Review

Gladiator Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) I don’t think the hate heaped on “Gladiator” for winning Best Picture is fair. Was it the best film of 2000? Absolutely not (the best film of the year was Requiem for a Dream, while the best nominated film was probably “Traffic). I think “Gladiator” is everything it should be—entertaining, exhilarating, and […]