Tagged with paul giamatti

Go, See, Talk! Review: Rock of Ages, 2012, dir. Adam Shankman

Go, See, Talk! Review: Rock of Ages, 2012, dir. Adam Shankman


I’m in a strange, middling place with Rock of Ages, the cinematic adaptation of the Broadway show of the same name; at any distance it’s something of a mess, but I had a good time with it anyhow. I’m not sure if that’s a recommendation or not, though Tom Cruise is certainly compelling enough as drugged-up, … Continue reading

Review: Ironclad, 2011, dir. Jonathan English

Review: Ironclad, 2011, dir. Jonathan English


About the only thing Jonathan English’s Ironclad has going for it blood; he can rest easy knowing that his film absolutely lives up to its tagline, providing copious amounts of human viscera for audience entertainment at the cost of telling a good story. Ironclad is simply bad. The only comfort I can accord the film is … Continue reading

Review: Win Win, 2011, dir. Thomas McCarthy

Review: Win Win, 2011, dir. Thomas McCarthy


The career of one Thomas McCarthy so far has been marked by an interest in the stories of outsiders, people removed from the societal norm either of their own volition or out of necessity. So his latest picture, Win Win, marks something of a departure from 2003’s The Station Agent and 2008’s The Visitor; rather … Continue reading