Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Hunger Games

The plot synopsis of teens in a futuristic fight to the death does not make The Hunger Games sound very appealing. But the strength of the story and performances make this a futuristic adventure film worth seeing. Brutal and a bit bizarre, it is a solid start to this film series.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The disturbing events in We Need to Talk About Kevin are a parent's nightmare. Kevin is unruly from birth. We watch his Mother struggle to love him and deal with his outrageous behavior. This film is painful and disturbing, but a powerful drama.

Friday, March 23, 2012


An altercation between two kids, brings their parents together in Carnage. What starts out as a civilized problem solving session, deteriorates to a volatile feud fueled by anger and alcohol. The dialogue and performances are enthralling. I really liked this film.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

In one day, Jeff, Who Lives at Home follows the signs he needs to find his purpose. I thought this film was a poignant statement on being in the right place at the right time in so many ways. Well written with great performances. Worth a look.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Silent House

Inside a house, a young girl hears noises and is terrified. Silent House is a thriller that works with suspense and what you don't see. Where is the threat? What causes the fear? Learning where the monsters are is the most frightening. Good thriller.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Skin I Live In

Science fiction meets horror in The Skin I Live In. Modern technology mixed with old architecture creates a mood of elegance and peril. Revenge is creative if you are a plastic surgeon. This thriller/horror flick is a crazy ride I really liked.

Friday, March 09, 2012

The Lorax

The environmental message in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax gets a little extra zip in the big screen adaptation. An an expanded story line brings a bit of peril and adventure for older viewers. The animation and music will please the younger audience. I'm happy to have shared this one with my Grandson.