Concussion (2015)

Concussion (2015)

What’s most surprising about Concussion is that it doesn’t let the NFL off easy. Considering the league has its grubby, saccharine hands all over just about every aspect of American life, it’s fair to wonder if they’d strong-arm Columbia Pictures into making this a vapid puff piece with no lasting … Continue reading

Still Alice (2014)

Still Alice (2015)

Still Alice is an honest and refreshingly level-headed (read: non-manipulative) look at a horrible disease and the toll it takes not only on the diagnosed, but also friends and relatives. Nothing particularly new or revelatory happens, but its matter-of-fact approach coupled with a stellar cast saves it from the Lifetime Disease … Continue reading

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd is the kind of film that a director, in this case Robert De Niro, makes more for themselves than an audience. De Niro is endlessly fascinated with the birth and evolution of the Central Intelligence Agency, but his film is such a mind-numbing bore that it is … Continue reading

Along Came Polly (2004)

Along Came Polly (2004)

The awareness of familiarity will either sink or swim Along Came Polly, the newest film involving the never ending humiliation of Ben Stiller in movies. By now we all know that Stiller plays essentially the same character in all of his movies, and Along Came Polly bears much resemblance to … Continue reading