Fifty Shades of Grey
Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford; directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner; directed by Clint Eastwood
This week’s review is written using portions of the text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech (delivered Aug.0 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.); with apologies to him and all who have been inspired by his powerful words.
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
The annual year-end list of movies shows — yet again — that these are just that: Lists. It all depends on who’s doing the sorting and on what basis. For example, here are some lists that show the absurdity of the whole endeavor and justify why some — including artists themselves — eschew awards and reject the notion of comparing artistic endeavors.
Big Hero 6
If you’ve seen How to Train Your Dragon (and its sequel), you’ve seen this one as they both have the following:
Young man, who is scrawny and nerdy and about 8-11 years old, is the lead character.
Young man lead character endures estrangement from family.
Starring Matthew McConaughey,
Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
I saw these films together and so will review them together. But I’m having a hard time deciding which one to review first, or even which one I liked better. I just can’t seem to get started.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell; directed by
This week’s review is written by Caesar, an ape critic who can amazingly utter rudimentary English (as opposed to French, or Portuguese, or Swahili) with some helpful translation:
The reflective evolutionary timeline of Boyhood and Lucy: