Review: No Good Deed, 2014, dir. Sam Miller

Review: No Good Deed, 2014, dir. Sam Miller


“No Good Deed promises little, but, to its credit, it largely lives up to that promise. You don’t need to lower your expectations for the film; it lowers them for you, roundly but quietly apologizing at every turn for not being better than it is. Frankly,No Good Deed’s abashed tone is unnecessary, because its biggest … Continue reading

Sex in the ‘Sin City’

Sex in the ‘Sin City’


Eva Green’s role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For doesn’t require her to wear much clothing, and for some that ends up acting like a punch line, or at least a point of critique, for the entire film. But maybe there’s more purpose to her naked frolicking. Maybe there’s actually a reason that she … Continue reading

Choice & Drama In ‘Obvious Child’

Choice & Drama In ‘Obvious Child’


Obvious Child is agenda-driven filmmaking, a movie with a blatant and unapologetic political (and social) perspective that shapes its narrative. Like Juno, or Knocked Up, it’s about the complicated matter of abortion, and choice, and what people (in this case, a single woman) do when they’re faced with the problematic realities of unwanted pregnancy. Unlike … Continue reading