Posted in May 2012

The DearFilm Podcast: Battleship

The DearFilm Podcast: Battleship


Another week, another guest appearance on Outside the Envelope, the DearFilm podcast. Actually, it’s been more than a week. Several, in fact. But it was worth the wait, because Brian, Rick Sandlas, and myself all had a great time discussing Battleship, which I despised, as well as a bevy of other films– including Melancholia, The … Continue reading

Review: In the Loop, 2009, dir. Armando Iannucci

Review: In the Loop, 2009, dir. Armando Iannucci


If one word describes In the Loop, Armando Iannucci’s 2009 political satire, it’s almost certainly “scathing”. If two, that and “unforgiving”. Going further would only yield an entire novella of words meant to convey intense discontent or outright anger, and indeed the only declarative statement I can make about the film in the positive is … Continue reading

Go, See, Talk! Review: Dark Shadows

Go, See, Talk! Review: Dark Shadows


My review should make it immediately, abundantly clear, but I really didn’t like Tim Burton’s latest gaudy, Gothic opus, a re-interpretation/adaptation of the 1960s/70s TV show Dark Shadows. Diehard fans who worship at the Nightmare Before Christmas director’s altar will probably find themselves quite dazzled by what he’s done here, and in fairness I think … Continue reading