Tagged with stephen root

Review: Rango, 2011, dir. Gore Verbinski

Review: Rango, 2011, dir. Gore Verbinski


Gore Verbinski got his kid’s movie in our spaghetti Westerns and neo noirs, and the results are surprisingly excellent. Rango, Verbinski’s 2011 animated story of a chameleon who lives in a terrarium and possesses aspirations of stage acting, is a gem, madcap and nutty and palatable for kids but most rewarding for movie lovers and … Continue reading

Review: Cedar Rapids, 2011, dir. Miguel Arteta

Review: Cedar Rapids, 2011, dir. Miguel Arteta


Ed Helms’ career is defined by a relegation to supporting roles and a specific casting type– whether intentional or otherwise– that does not on its own merits suggest leading man potential. Unless the film in question features a leading man that plays perfectly to that type, which Tim Lippe, insurance salesman and poster child for … Continue reading