Downfall (2004) ★★★★★

DIR: Oliver Hirschbiegel CAST: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes Many films have been made about Adolf Hitler’s last days, but none in recent memory have the intensity nor the emotion as seen in German director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall. The script is from the perspective of one of Hitler’s secretaries during the war, a find […]

Dawn of the Dead (2004) ★★★★

DIR: Zack Snyder CAST: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer Directional debut by stylish wonder boy Zack Snyder takes a shot at remaking what is quite possibly zombie master George A. Romero’s best film. Though it also involves the undead inexplicably eating human flesh around the globe, and the main survivors holding themselves up in […]

The Kid (2000) ★★★★

DIR: Jon Turteltaub CAST: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride It’s difficult for some to remember former versions of themselves, either because they don’t remember, or they don’t want to remember. In this very charming Disney film, Bruce Willis’ vain but successful character Russ Duritz, an image consultant, suffers from both. That is until his […]

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) ★★★★

DIR: Rawson Marshall Thurber CAST: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Thorn Everyone loves an underdog story. And everyone at some point during their grade school years probably had to throw big red rubber balls at each other either because it was raining outside or their gym teacher was hungover. Take the two together, and you […]

The Passion of the Christ (2004) ★★★★★

DIR: Mel Gibson CAST: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini Mel Gibson’s personal undertaking on making a film about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a story all on its own. Personally financed by the former action star, his stated goal was to portray the suffering of Jesus unlike anyone had done before. […]

Sandy Wexler (2017) ★★

DIR: Steven Brill CAST: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Lamorne Morris The usual suspects return in this classic Sandler tale about Sandy Wexler, a squirrely talent manager in 1994 Hollywood whose string of yarns could wrap around the world five times over. He has a high pitch laugh […]

Titanic (1997) ★★★★★

DIR: James Cameron CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Gloria Stuart James Cameron’s epic masterpiece about the most famous shipwreck in history is one for the ages; a massive effort on all fronts that challenges films that follow in its footsteps to a new standard of artistic measure. […]

Primer (2004) ★★★★

DIR: Shane Carruth CAST: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan Technical talk is not dumbed down in this fiercely low budget independent film dealing with the philosophical implications of time travel. Aaron and Abe are two engineers who in their free time pursue entrepreneurial endeavors that eventually lead them to creating a machine that could be the most important discovery […]