Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Earth: Movie Review


College know-it-all hippies talking about life, on Earth, man.

Imagine if there was another Earth, man, then there would be, like, another you, man. So you just have to live, man, because, like, nothing else matters. According to South Park (and they are right) there are three types of hippies: the giggling stoners (usually harmless hippies found in the attic); the drum-circle hippies (the annoying ones found in the backyard); and then the worst kind of all, the college know-it-all hippies. 2011

Directed by: Mike Cahill

Screenplay by: Brit Marling and Mike Cahill

Starring: Brit Marling and William Mapother

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dirty Girl: Movie Review

   Embracing the dirty girl attitude.

I liked “Dirty Girl” because it was unabashedly fun. It was pro-gay rights, pro-female independence, and anti-religious persecution without it being about any of that. On the surface it was an ‘80s throwback with the teen kids embracing the “anything goes” attitude while their parents clung to their conservative values. Pack a suitcase, pop in a mixed tape and run away.2010

Directed by: Abe Sylvia

Screenplay by: Abe Sylvia

Starring: Juno Temple

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bellflower: Movie Review


Guys being guys and girls being psychotic.

“Bellflower” opens and continues with guys being guys. They have no regard to how they live, they just get drunk and build flame-throwers. They are similar, I’m assuming, to how writer, director and star Evan Glodell behaves with his male friends. If it can blow-up, Aiden and Woodrow will find a way to make it blow-up. And then Woodrow meets a girl and falls in love. 2011

Directed by: Evan Glodell

Screenplay by: Evan Glodell

Starring: Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shame: Movie Review


Shameful characters learning about themselves and each other.

There’s a lot to be ashamed of in “Shame”. But are the characters actually ashamed of their actions? That’s an interesting question which the film attempts to answer. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a sex addict; Sissy (Carey Mulligan) is Brandon’s wayward sister and is a needy drama queen; David (James Badge Dale) is Brandon’s boss and is an offensive womanizer. These aren’t easy characters to like or even necessarily care about, but they certainly are compelling.2011

Directed by: Steve McQueen

Screenplay by: Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen

Starring: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan