Blerp, looks like "Benjamin" and his Argonauts have finally succeeded in their quest of the Golden Fleece, or at least in pulling it over our eyes. Argo fleecing both Best Motion Picture - Drama AND Best Director - Motion Picture served as the biggest the surprise(s) of the Golden Globes last night, aside from the... Continue Reading →
Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow, to my own surprise, has done it again. When I first heard that Bigelow was dipping from the war well again, I was not excited. Though The Hurt Locker was as tense and tight a film as I have ever seen, the promise of another the-same-but-different war story sounded a bit lackluster. Suffice... Continue Reading →
"It's not violence that sets men apart, it's the distance they're willing to go." Forrest Bondurant Lawless, which opens nationwide tomorrow, is a phenomenal action film that is as equally disturbingly violent as it is surprisingly funny. The action is non-stop, the characters familiarly real and the prohibition era setting of Franklin County, Virginia, known as the "wettest county in the world" is ripe for exploring. Lawless, put simply, is unruly fun. "Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County in the World", the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave. -- (C) Weinstein"