Spotlight (2015)

Spotlight (2015)

Spotlight is one of the great investigative journalism films; compelling, flawlessly acted, and successful in its invitation to join in the hunt for the truth. It’s enough to make you think twice about the easy, convenient dismissal of the importance of newspapers in our digital times. Even with an ending … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes arrives with particular disappointment, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t have any unbreakable attachment to the character of Sherlock Holmes. Those that do: beware. You’re bound to be even more appalled by this over-written, over-edited, and only moderately entertaining “re-imagining” (oh, how that is … Continue reading

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Wedding Crashers (2005)

This summer has been unusually humor-free, which is probably why the arrival of Wedding Crashers seems like a breath of fresh air. After being bombed, zapped, and gutted for the past few months, I have a sneaking suspicion that Wedding Crashers will deliver some much-needed mid-summer shenanigans for most moviegoers. … Continue reading