Absolutely beautiful and haunting. Worth repeated viewings. “Tree of Life” is a quintessentially human film.
The core themes are solid, but the film as a whole is overly sentimental and exploits rather than builds on the tragedy of 9/11.
A solid film that manages to be more than just a love letter to Film, Hugo paints a beautiful picture of what can happen when the generation gap is bridged.
Moneyball is a great film about the high cost – and the inevitability – of change. Oh yeah, and baseball.
The Artist is a masterpiece that showcases what is possible when generations work as partners instead of enemies. A surprise and treat.
Midnight in Paris warns against the danger of nostalgia. It can anesthetize us to the responsibility we bear in the here and now. A sweet, funny film well worth your time.
Starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, Ides of March is a tragic, incisive exploration of the road to the White House. It begs the question: Just how sustainable is this broken system?
You need to see Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. It’s a lot smarter and a lot funnier than anything I’ve seen from that genre in years. It’s got a great moral without being preachy. And it’s really gory too.
With a pitch-perfect performance by George Clooney, The Descendants is a brutal, beautiful film about the consequences of our choices and the ever-present promise of hope. It’s medicine for our souls.
Written by Diablo Cody, Young Adult is a devastating critique of our cultural values. We would do well not to look away from this mirror because we don’t like what we see.