Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer is good crime drama. The story has it's share of liars, informants, good guys, twists and turns. Matthew McConaughy carries the story well and Ryan Phillippe does a good job playing a creepy, spoiled brat. Well worth a look.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
When a struggling lawyer sees an opportunity, things get more complicated than he expects. In Win Win a teenage boy shows a man what is really important and how to get it. Humor is used to keep this subject from being too heavy. This film is touching,
smart and honest. The performances are outstanding.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
When an insurance salesman gets sent to the annual conference in Cedar Rapids, innocence meets the world. His values are challenged and he learns a lot about people, business and himself. What happens in Cedar Rapids stays in Cedar Rapids. Well written with good performances. Worth a look.
Friday, March 11, 2011
When we think of terrorists, we think of
smart, clever, evil, conniving criminals. In Four Lions the terrorists are anything but. Bumbling, foolish, clueless and sometimes sweet, these terrorist mess up every plan they make. This is a film that makes us laugh at uncomfortable humor. As the fumbling terrorists meet their demise one by one, I didn't think I should laugh, but I did. A very funny, dark comedy.