As the events of David Gordon Green’s Stronger unfolded, I was reminded of my own life. We all struggle everyday of our lives, but no greater test of courage exists then what befalls us when tragedy strikes. For Jeff Bauman, a native of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, tragedy struck on April 15, 2013 as he waited for his ex […]Read more "Gyllenhaal gives Oscar-worthy performance in inspired ‘Stronger’"
History is replete with the spoils of cinematic spies; resources and gadgets are ready at an instant; beautiful locales, venomous villains and gorgeous ladies on tap. James Bond was fashionable, Steve Rogers was symbolic, Austin Powers was hip, Derek Flint was cool, Ethan Hunt is grace under pressure. And then there was Eggsy Unwin, the […]Read more "There’s nothing Golden about ‘Kingsman’ sequel"
The studio, A24 has produced some amazing films over the years. Their latest offering, the Safdie brothers’ crime-drama Good Time is no exception. A tale of one man’s desperation and his ultimate downward spiral is the central thesis for this flawed, yet effective product. Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) executes a poorly planned bank heist and […]Read more "‘Good Time’ Review by Brian Wallinger"
Taylor Sheridan’s follow up to the critical hit film, Hell or High Water is a film of sheer humanistic power, operated on by the highest magnitude. Loosely based on true events, the story begins with a woman on the run, scared for her life. Sheridan makes sure to not let the audience know what’s become […]Read more "‘Wind River’ Review by Brian Wallinger"
To be completely honest, I knew next to nothing about this film, let alone the two previous film’s in this comedy series. Director Michael Winterbottom has created a surely delightful film in this entry, the continuing journey of actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing alternative versions of themselves. Engaging with everything from a long […]Read more "The Trip to Spain by Brian Wallinger"
Twenty years ago this week, audiences were scared out of their wits with Paul Anderson’s sci fi-horror-fetish film, Event Horizon. Plagued by production problems and studio interference, Anderson’s film ended up as maimed as most of the victims in the film (if you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t know if I blame you, but I […]Read more "I Am Home: Twenty Years of ‘Event Horizon’"
I was fortunate to grow up with films like The Never Ending Story, Labyrinth, Gremlins, and Explorers. To me, these zany films allowed me to explore my own dreams, to follow my passions, and to realize that the world is a much bigger, but not as scary a place as I thought it was. These […]Read more "‘Dave Made a Maze’ Is Zany Fun"