Top 10 Posts of 2011

2011 was a big year for this blog. Here are my 10 most popular posts by number of visits. Okay, technically eleven, since there was a two-way tie for the 10 slot. 10. 26 New and Improved Reasons [...]

Film Review: Sucker Punch

We might applaud Snyder for making a film that’s fun to watch and has a lot more brains than most of this genre. But ultimately, his film fails to empower. It only furthers the cycle of violence [...]

The Social Network

If I’d reviewed this film when I first saw it, my quest to review all the 2010 Best Picture nominees would be a lot further along. Here we go anyway… Oh yes, and spoiler alerts. The Social [...]

The Kids Are All Right

As with all my Film Reflections, watch out for spoilers. Californian couple Nic and Jules have been together for twenty-something years. Nic is a doctor (the two met at college, when Jules came [...]

Black Swan

Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t seen Black Swan yet, consider yourself warned: there’re lots of spoilery bits ahead in this refraction! Black Swan is the latest trippy thriller from Darren [...]

True Grit

Spoiler alerts! If you haven’t seen True Grit, you may want to shy away from this review, as it’s got quite a few spoilers (major and minor) in it. You have been warned… True Grit is the latest [...]

Film Refractions: Away We Go

Review of Away We Go starring John Krasinski and Maya Ruldolph. An honest critique of the institution of marriage as it stands today. Excellent film.

Film Review: Toy Story 3

It’s become trite to say Pixar can’t make a bad film.  So it’s probably no surprise to anybody that Toy Story 3 is great.  But words really do not do this film justice.  Pixar has demonstrated [...]