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

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

That darn “y” in “Happyness” has been bugging me for months. Not knowing Chris Gardner’s story, I had no clue of the meaning until about twenty minutes into The Pursuit of Happyness, a clearly Hollywood-ized account of Gardner’s entrance into the world of stock trading. Granted, the film has one … Continue reading

Shark Tale (2004)

Shark Tale (2004)

Shark Tale, the latest 3D animation offering from DreamWorks, is missing a key ingredient to success that other such features of late have had, and that is excitement. A lot happens in Shark Tale, but the story feels so dry, and is most likely over the head of the average … Continue reading