Tagged with Chris Pine

Review: Love, Antosha, 2019, dir. Garret Price

Review: Love, Antosha, 2019, dir. Garret Price


I’m not the kind of guy who speaks ill of the dead, but that doesn’t mean I’m crazy about films made in their honor, either. Continue reading

“How ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Refuses to Conform”

“How ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Refuses to Conform”


Recently, I took it upon myself as a journalist, a critic, and a writer to re-read A Wrinkle in Time, the ol’ Madeleine L’Engle book, in preparation for A Wrinkle in Time, the new Ava DuVernay adaptation. (I actually covered the story years back, when Disney hired Jennifer Lee to write it, so I’ve been procrastinating on … Continue reading

Review: The Finest Hours, 2016, dir. Craig Gillespie

Review: The Finest Hours, 2016, dir. Craig Gillespie


  For me, watching The Finest Hours reinforced the necessity for watching movies before interviewing the talent involved in their production. Grant that this is very much an irregular practice for me, and that nobody on a set visit has seen the movie beforehand for obvious reasons. All the same, it was only inevitable that my … Continue reading

Set Visit Report: The Finest Hours

Set Visit Report: The Finest Hours


“If you’ve never hunkered down in your den, hot cocoa in hand, ready to wait out the gusting winds and extensive precipitation that come packaged in a nor’easter, then count yourself lucky. A nor’easter storm is no joke, even if you’re at home with all the necessary accoutrements to get through its duration in one … Continue reading

Review: Horrible Bosses 2, 2014, dir. Sean Anders

Review: Horrible Bosses 2, 2014, dir. Sean Anders


“Why does every single Jason Bateman character ever insist on associating with morons? Bateman’s always been the smartest, most hapless schmuck in the room; ever since his days on Arrested Development, viewers have gravitated towards him out of sympathy, wanting to support his innate, down-to-earth likeability. But there’s a point at which an actor’s persona … Continue reading

Review: Rise of the Guardians, 2012, dir. Peter Ramsey

Review: Rise of the Guardians, 2012, dir. Peter Ramsey


Thinking about Rise of the Guardians, Dreamworks’ latest offering, I can’t say for sure whether Pete Ramsey mixed a heart-warming, energetic childrens’ film with a story of secular subversion or vice versa. Most likely, it’s the former; there’s little doubting that Rise of the Guardians exists first and foremost to entertain and dazzle theaters full … Continue reading