The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is terrible. Just terrible. It’s wrongheaded, silly, and worse, confused. The story—about Walter (Ben Stiller), who works as a negative asset manager at LIFE magazine—is pretty straightforward.
Yay, verily! Peter Jackson has arisen! The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a bajillion times better than the previous installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Piece of Shit. In fact, it’s almost as if one could skip the first installment in the Hobbit trilogy and start here.
American Promise is a muddled documentary that falls short but ultimately succeeds because of its fascinating subjects. The tale of two middle-class black children, Idris and his friend, Seun, who get...
The old white guy is Jep (Toni Servillo, who’s better than the screenplay deserves), a man who wrote a successful novel in his 20s and then spent the next 40 years living the good life, writing the occasional article, and generally becoming a sad sack and a misanthrope.
A few months ago, Ron Howard’s Rush,
the biopic version of the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda
and James Hunt, hit the big screen and sank quickly at the box office.
That’s too bad, because it’s a good movie, fast-paced, passionate and
heavy on the human drama, even if it’s easy to navigate.