Elle Fanning

Trumbo Review

Trumbo Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Mistrust and fear overtook Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s when many major players in the movie industry were shunned, blacklisted, and even jailed over their beliefs. It’s not hard to see why such a time would be appealing to a filmmaker, and in fact, Jay Roach’s Trumbo is hardly the first […]

The Worst DVD Cover Ever?

The Worst DVD Cover Ever?

I’m rather excited to catch up with Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa. I’m told it features a great Elle Fanning performance (absolutely no surprise there), and some pretty terrific cinematography from Robbie Ryan. But please, is this not the worst DVD cover you’ve ever seen? Absolutely nothing draws me to it (except, perhaps, it’s epic […]

Super 8 Review

Super 8 Review

RATING: (2 STARS) If a director’s heart and passion were indicators of quality, Super 8 would be one of the best movies of the year. If the Oscars were given for ability to imitate Super 8 producer Steven Spilberg’s movies, the film would clean up. Unfortunately, all the passion and Spielberg-esque tricks in the world […]

Somewhere Review

Somewhere Review

RATING: (1 STAR) Somewhere is a very inaccurate title for Sofia Coppola’s latest film for it begins nowhere, goes nowhere, and ends nowhere. I’d love to sit down with the director and ask her why she felt this was a necessary film to make because after sitting through nearly two hours of just nothingness, I […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Until 2008, David Fincher was primarily a genre director—a damn good one, for sure, but a genre director nonetheless. With Se7en and Zodiac, many would argue that his specialty was serial killer films. So I think it surprised a lot of people that he was taking on a project as complex and […]